Tom Gray

Tom suddenly passed away on his way to a routine appointment at the hospital on 2nd December. Details about his funeral arrangements will be communicated when available.

Chris Bryant

Chris Bryant died on 11th November after a short illness.

The funeral will be on Friday 4th December at The Wyre Forest Crematorium at 12.30. The crematorium is very close to the main dual carriageway as you leave Kidderminster travelling to Stourport – inside the gate on the left hand side is plenty of parking and it would be possible to stand socially distant from each other to observe as Chris’s funeral passes through the gate. The event is going to be live streamed over the internet and the link will be available shortly. We respectfully request no flowers for the service, if you would like to contribute to his family’s chosen charity, please follow the link to the just giving page:

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity, so it’s the most efficient way to give – saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

Peter Ogden

It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that WCACO life member, Peter Ogden, passed away peacefully on 3rd November.

Many will be aware that he had been ill for some time but he continued to fight his illness to the end. The committal ceremony will be at Manchester Southern Crematorium at 12.00 on Monday, 16th November. Unfortunately, because of the current restrictions, attendance is strictly limited but I would be happy to think that you may take amoment to reflect on his life and maybe raise a glass to his memory.

No flowers please but, if desired, donations in his name are welcome, and should be sent to: St Ann’s Hospice, Heald Green, Cheadle SK8 3SZ

Members Meeting

A WCACO members meeting will be held on Zoom on Wednesday, 15th July at 8pm.

The objective is to address questions related to the ECB guidance documents and share experiences from any friendly matches played this weekend.

The ECB website contains the resources here. The specific links to the Officials documents are below:

If you are a current WCACO member and want to attend this meeting, please contact Alex Holowczak at

You will be sent the information to join the meeting next Wednesday afternoon.