EVERYONE at Brighouse Town FC was saddened to hear the news that Keith Gledhill had passed away last week, aged 72, writes Ray McLaughlin.
Keith was a much liked and respected committee member who had contributed a huge amount of his time working for the benefit of the club.
It was after Keith had retired from work that he got back involved with Brighouse Town some 13 years ago on the invitation of the late Nigel Wilson and team manager at the time Tony Lyons.
Keith’s engineering background meant he was the perfect man to help maintain the facilities at the Dual Seal Stadium and save the club hundreds of pounds over the years.
Keith had actually played for Blakeborough’s Football team (later to change its name to the Brighouse Town of present) in the first season the club was formed in 1963, so his links to the club went right back to its origins.
He was known as a very competitive player who helped the club to success in the early years in the Huddersfield Works League Cup Final played at Huddersfield Town’s old Leeds Road ground.
He had also played at a good standard during his time in the Army, so this experience meant Keith’s opinions on football were something everyone at the club respected.
Keith will be sadly missed by all his friends at Brighouse Town and by many others who met him from other clubs, and our thoughts are with his wife Margaret and the rest of his family at this sad time.