Tributes to '˜truly great' Leeds football club stalwart

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Trevor Hackett
Moving tributes have been paid to a Leeds football club stalwart, who died aged 72.

Trevor Hackett was one of Robin Hood Athletic Football Club’s greatest servants and he held a number of roles at the club.

Mr Hackett started as a player and became the club’s treasurer and president.

He died on Monday night.

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Robin Hood AFC chairman Martin Wilton said: “Trevor was Robin Hood through and through and loved the club.

“The world has lost a truly great man who can never be replaced.”

Mr Hackett was heavily involved in the day-to-day running of the club and helped secure funding to build its stadium, changing rooms and tea room.

Mr Wilton said: “Trevor was always serving in the tea room and doing odd jobs around the ground.

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“He took the club from having just the pitch and being based at the pub to having a stadium and a stand.

“He played a pivotal part through the whole process.”

Robin Hood AFC’s first team plays in the West Yorkshire Premier Division.

A minute’s silence will be held before their game against Oxenhope Recreation on Saturday.

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