tributes pour in for Richard

7/12/09 Sport'Scarborough Athletic chairman Richard Adamson'095014a
7/12/09 Sport'Scarborough Athletic chairman Richard Adamson'095014a

TRIBUTES have been pouring in for former Scarborough Athletic chairman Richard Adamson, who sadly passed away on Monday night.

Not only was Adamson a big name with the current Boro club, but the 59-year-old was also a familiar face with Scarborough FC, having sold programmes and worked on the turnstiles for a good number of years.

Richard, who leaves wife Kim, had been battling with cancer since the end of last year.

Boro secretary John Clarke said: “Anything you needed, Richard would always be there to help.

“He was Scarborough football through and through, all we can do now as a club is try our hardest to fulfill his dreams.”

Simon Cope, who Richard replaced as Boro chairman, added: “He is a great loss to the town, football in Scarborough and Yorkshire Coast Homes, who he worked for.

“He was a pleasure to work with and one of the nicest people I have ever met.

“Scarborough Athletic wouldn’t be where it is now if it wasn’t for Richard.”

Former Scarborough FC player and Bridlington Town boss Mitch Cook had also known Richard for a number of years.

He said: “Richard’s loss is a tragedy.

“For as long as I’ve known him I’ve seen him involved in Scarborough football.

“He was one of the leading lights in setting up Scarborough Athletic and with it running successfully now, I hope it was his dream come true.

“It has been a bad time for the club in recent years with the injury to Brian France, Darren France’s illness and now this awful news.

“The thoughts of everyone in the town will be with Richard’s family.”

Former Scarborough FC supporters club chairman Stuart Canvin also said: “Richard was involved in lots of things at the old club, he was an instantly recognisable face for everyone who went down to the Athletic Ground.

“It is such sad news, Richard will be missed.”