Ian Barry ... I only met Alan the once when my own club played Staines in a Cup Match a couple of years ago and he was a Chairman who showed a genuine interest in my own club, taking time to ask why I got involved myself and was happy to discuss all things football. Alan will be remembered by me as a genuine football man and fan, his image on Sky TV following the great FA Cup run will always stick in my memory. He deserved those days. I hope Staines Town FC continue the progress made in the last few years under Alan. May he rest in peace. From Ian Barry (Chairman) and all of us at Northwood FC.
Neil Price ... I'm so sorry to hear of Alan's sad passing, he was a true Staines legend a football man thro and thro. In my time with Staines he was a true gent my thoughts are with his familly. Rest in peace Alan.
Dan ... A true legend recognized within non-league football, It really is amazing what he has done at this club and I really hope his hard work is carried on and the club can reach new heights. RIP Mr Non League.
Pete Wilkinson ... I worked at the Thames Club for almost 4 years and had the pleasure of speaking to Alan on many occasion......He would often come and see me in the kitchen to order his dinner.....My favourite memeory of Alan was in the summer of 2005, we were in the sports bar (watching skysports news) when it was announced that the Olympics had been awarded to London....He was so full of joy and very proud and cheered loudly, he was to me just an amazing bloke with a big passion for all sports. Alan, you have been in my thoughts this last week, and i will be thinking of you tomorrow. RIP Boony!!
Lita Smithson ... Alan, a great friend a true gent, you will be missed very, very much but never forgotten. God bless Alan xxxxx
George Aspinall ... so sorry, old swan and wigan ath
David Ward ... A great chairman, done a wonderful job. I have known Alan for all the time he has been at Staines, he was a good mate and a nice guy!
Condolences to his family, he will be sadly missed.
Alan Smith ... Alan Smith, Chairman, Walton & Hersham FC Farewell to a good friend and colleague - Alan will be long remembered for all his many achievements in non-league football.
Kevin Collins, Gold Coast, Australia ... Just checked the Staines result on the website and saw the sad news of Booney's passing. I have known Alan for 30 years. I was a Driver and Boon electrical apprentice and was a Staines Town junior going on to play for the first team. Now living in Australia every time we came back to the UK always drop in to watch Staines play. Booney always had time to say hello and look after us. He was a gentleman and will be sorely missed.
Peter Loader .. Have just arrived back from holiday to learn the devastating news. So sorry that I couldn't be there on Saturday, and the thoughts of the Devon Swans go out to Alan's family at this time. Thanks for all the memories Alan - 'Mr Staines Town'
Russell Grant ... A light went out to make this world a little less bright and a lot darker when my dear friend Alan passed over to a better place. A totally unique and perfectly wonderful human being.
Pete Atkins ... Just got back from holiday to hear this sad news. A very sad loss to Alan's family, Staines Town and all conected within non-league football. Our thoughts are with all at this very sad time.
Brian and Jean Gumm Wembley FC ... So very sad to hear of the passing of Alan. We have many fond memories of our days in the Ryman League when we played against each other. Our sincere condolences to Alan's family.
Beverley (wife of the late Bruce Butler) ... Bruce was a player and later manager of STFC. He loved the club and it was during his time as manager that Alan Boon came to the club. Other connections we had, my late daughter was at school with Mathew, Michelle and Corinne were Brownies under my guidance and I knew them slightly as a family back in the late 70's. Alan was particularly kind to me when Bruce passed away a little over 4 years ago and laid on the wake for us at the club - a very much appreciated gesture. It was with great sadness that I heard of Alan's passing and condolences go out to all the family. RIP to a lovely man.
Fiona Bowers ... I was deeply saddened to hear about Alan. He was Mr Staines Town and a lovely lovely man. He will be sorely missed. Please send my condolances to his family.
Fiona Bowers formerly of Molesey Football Club
Melinda/Mike ... Mr Alan Boon what a man, Forever in our thoughts, We will look after your little girl, Lots of love forever, Mel,Mike,Jake,Frankie, & Amelia
Matthew Bell ... So saddened to hear the passing of Mr Alan. I only knew hime briefly but with fondness, a great bloke. My sincere condolences to Mr Matthew, Corrinne and all of the Boon family, my prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Alan P ... So sorry; my thoughts are with his family. He was a real gentleman and someone who understood the true meaning of sportmanship. RIP
BARRY SMITH ... From School Days to old Age, Great Mate Great Loss, cant make Tomorrow Watching our other Love The Tangerines. R I P.
Graham Hill ... I was deeply saddened to hear of Alan's passing - he was an absolute gentlemen and my thoughts go out to his family during this difficult time
Lloyd Brown, Director of Tilbury FC ... On behalf of all at Tilbury Football Club, our sincere condolences on the loss of Alan Boon. In all of our dealings and association with Alan, over many years, in his roles with both Staines Town and as a member of the League Management Committee, we found him to be a likeable, hard working and very helpful man. His loss is obviously a big blow to Staines Town, and even more so to his Family. Please pass on our condolences and best wishes to all concerned.
Mark - Salisbury City ... I hope and expect that we will bring a good number saturday 150+ and help you make it a day to remember (less the result). I also hope your fantastic guesture of free entry for a great cause is not abused. I for one will be putting in the bucket what I would have expected to pay for me and my tribe. Good luck for the day and I hope you get a bumber and generous crowd to celebrate the work of a loyal and hard working supporter of a good non league club.
Jennifer MCQueen ... I would like to say to the family how very sorry we are in the McQueen household, we have known Alan for over 30 years, when my own husband died 7 years ago, Alan was so supportive and helpfull, my husband being Tommy McQueen. We send our love and prayers to you all. Please can you let us know when the funeral is as we would love to attend, even to the reception afterwards, our thoughts and prayers are with you now and allways God Bless Jenny McQueen x
Nick Keel ... Alan was a wonderful ambassador for non league football and a perfect role model for any football club chairman. His energy and enthusiasm shone brightly, his love and total commitment for his club, Staines Town was unquestionable. As a "rookie" chairman I deeply appreciated all the help and valuable advice Alan so kindly gave me, during my time at Chertsey. My deepest sympathy goes out to all of Alan's family and everyone at Wheatsheaf Lane.
Colin.Bridget.Prangley ... A wonderful man, deeply saddened by Alan passing our heart goes out to his family
Dennis Strudwick, General Manager of The Football Conference Limited ... I was extremely sorry to hear news of Alan's passing on Saturday evening. Despite joining the Football Conference only a shotr while ago, many people within the Competition, including me, knew Alan for many years. Our Chairman, Brian lee, knew 'Boonie' for more than 40 years. And just about everyone in football knew of Alan's immense and professional contribution to your/his Football Club. Alan was genuinely a 'Top Man'. He will be missed by everyone that had the privilege to have met him. Please pass on to Alan's family and friends, sincere condolences from everyone connected with the Football Conference. Dennis has sent a letter of condolences, which I will pass on to the family.
John Shepperd, Oxford City FC Secretary ... Oxford City FC have sent a sealed card which will be passed on to Alan's family.
Martyn Spong, Staines Town FC / Kingston College Football Academy Director / Reserve Team Manager, and Mark Fabian, Staines Town FC / Kingston College Football Academy Assistant Director / Youth Team Manager ... On behalf of the players, coaches, and staff of the Academy, we would like to express our great sadness at the loss of our Chairman, Alan Boon. Alan has been a wonderful friend to the Academy, ever since he invited us to join the superb set-up at Staines Town FC more than eight years ago, and has been hugely supportive of everything we have striven for in Reserve football and the Youth squads, showing a great appreciation of the role of development squads within a progressive club like ours. We were delighted to win the Ryman Youth League last season, not least because we know it gave Alan a tremendous amount of pride because of his long association with Isthmian football, and it was a massively unexpected gesture that he chose us to receive his Clubman of the Year award at the STFC end-of-season presentations. The man was an absolute gentleman and was held in the very highest regard by everyone at the Academy. We are proud to have known him and to be part of his dream for Staines Town. To all his colleagues, friends, and most importantly his family, we extend our deepest sympathies.
Jerry & Julia Dolke, Bromley Football Club ... On behalf of everyone at Bromley Football we would like to express our deepest condolences to Alan's friends, family and loved ones, and everyone at Staines Town Football Club. Over the years we have always had a very warm welcome and Staines Town is always somewhere we look forward to visiting where Alan?s hospitality and kindness always shone through. Under Alan?s chairmanship Staines Town have become a benchmark for how a football club should be run with dedication, passion and commitment. Alan was a true gentleman, who lived and breathed Staines Town and will be sorely missed. As a mark of respect we will be holding a minutes silence before our game with Maidenhead United this Saturday. With our deepest sympathies.
Peter Rogers, Harrow Borough FC Chairman, and a former colleague of Alan's on the Ryman League Board ... I have advised all Alan's friends at Harrow and it has hit us hard - he was a very popular and well-liked person. Please give our condolences to Alan's family, we are thinking of them at this sad time. I know you are paying tribute to Alan on Saturday and I hope it goes really well, we obviously cannot attend because our own football season starts on that day, but we will certainly take some time out at Met Police to celebrate his achievements both in his business, at Staines Town and in football generally.
Gary Huxley ... My thoughts are with Alans family,he was a great man and the best chairman i ever played under.It is a great lost to football and Staines Town,God bless you Alan.
Andrew Barber ... My thoughts with his family as they will as time goes by remember so many things that will tug at heart. In my dealings with Alan he was always very humble and respectful of our village club (Heybridge Swifts fc) Please all those who where alongside Alan over the years at Staines Town pull together and maintain your clubs direction as Alan would have wanted.
Tommy Griffiths (ex swan 97/98 season) ... Absolutely devastated to hear the news of Alan's passing and my thoughts and prayers are with Mathew, Corinne, Michelle and all the family. I met Alan in 1997 when I signed for Staines at the tender age of 17, Alan knew I was away from from home at a young age and looked after me from day one. I will always be grateful to Alan for everything he done for me in those days. I had the privilege of meeting up with Alan again in 2008 when he showed me around Wheatsheaf Lane, the place had certainly changed that's for sure. Alan beamed with pride as he showed me all of the amazing new facilities that he had made possible, all of his hard work and dedication to the club was there for all to see. Alan really was Mr Staines Town rest in peace mate.
Andy Driscoll ... I played for a lot of clubs and chairman, but none came close to 'Boony' he was the best!
John Blair ... Everything that has been said about Alan this week shows how well respected and liked he was throughout the football community and beyond.My sincere condolences go out to Matthew,Corinne,Michelle and the rest of his family. Staines Town and its supporters will never forget what Alan did for the club and the pride he felt when things went well. Reaching the FA Cup 2nd Round in 2007 and 2009 and putting Staines Town on the map were a just reward for the time and effort he had put into the club over the years Long may Mr 'Staines Town' rest in peace.
Clive Moyse ... Devastated to hear of Alan`s passing. I will remember him as a true friend during my time at the Isthmian League and know how much he will be missed around the None League scene.
Eric Brackstone [Wellin United Football Club] ... I wish to express my deepest condolences to Alan's friends, family,and loved ones, and everyone at Staines Town Football Club. Alan was a true friend, and gave so much of his life to help football. Rest in peace.
Millerman ... and a fitting tribute to the man himself. A shame the game could not be played on the Sunday, when I am sure a lot of supporters, and officials from clubs all over, would have liked to have been there.
Stefan Rance, Hampton & Richmond Borough FC Commercial Manager ... I was saddened to hear of Alan's passing on Saturday. Condolences to you all.
Steve McPherson, Hampton & Richmond Borough FC Chairman, on behalf of the board, management and supporters ... Everyone at Hampton & Richmond Borough sends their condolences to Alan?s family, his friends and everyone at Staines Town. Alan lived and breathed for Staines Town. As neighboring clubs he was also always available for a chat about all levels of non-league football and the ongoing challenges that we all face at this level, I will certainly miss picking up the phone and being able to talk to him about the game and make use of his expertise and knowledge, of which he was always willing to give. He will be a great loss to Staines Town, the local community and to non-league football in this area.
Karen Carter, Salisbury City FC Business Coordinator ... May I take this opportunity to say we were all very sorry to hear about your chairman, I hope you are all doing well at such a difficult time.
Localfan ... A massive shame as Alan Boon was the life and soul of Non league football, and always welcomed City fans. RIP
Gary Mixture ... That's awful news. Alan Boon made Staines the club they are today and invested a lot in them, and was a smashing bloke on the few occasions I met him whilst working for the club. ... a terrible shame. Condolences to his family and to STFC.
CCFCNO1 ... R.I.P Alan.
Mark Fleming ... terrible news for his family
iain2ks ... my thoughts are with his family
Nick Robinson, Vice-Chairman & Company Secretary of The Ryman Football League ... You know that we are all deeply saddened by the loss of Alan. I know that you and all at the Club will feel that loss more keenly than the rest of us in football but our thoughts are with you and the family.
Gareth Coates, Middlesex County FA Communications & Marketing Officer / Ashford Town (Middlesex) FC General Secretary ... I was deeply saddened to learn of Alan?s passing at the weekend. He was a gentleman in every sense of the word and I extend my personal condolences to Alan?s family, you and indeed everyone at the club at this traumatic time.
I hope that you will not mind that I published a short tribute to Alan on the ATFC website on Saturday night; Alan was a good friend to us and his loss will be keenly felt at Short Lane, as it will across the game. I know you have already heard from the President and Chairman of MCFA expressing their sorrow. Peter will be contacting our Councillors today to notify them and, with your permission, we should like to pay tribute to Alan in this week?s UPDATE. If there is anything I can do to assist you through this difficult period, please don?t hesitate to let me know.
Benjamin Furneaux, Referee & Referee Assessor ... My sincere condolences and thoughts to the club and the family of Alan. I have only just heard the news today something that I hoped I would never hear. Alan was always a gent and a friendly guy to me and other match officials on match days; a conversation I always enjoyed having at Staines. Please can you pass my condolences to all at the club and his family. I wish you and the club all the success for the season.
Jennifer Williams, former owner of AFC Hornchurch ... Just wanted to express my sadness and shock at the death of your Chairman Alan Boon. I was the owner of AFC Hornchurch for a long time and could always pick up the phone to Alan when I needed help. And I always got a dance at the League annual Ball! My sincere condolances to his family.
Dave Wilson, Staines & District Table Tennis League / Ashford TTC ... It is obviously a very difficult time for everyone involved at the club following the sad passing of Alan. I think the idea for Saturday is an excellent one and should provide a fitting tribute. The idea of donating the entrance fee (plus lots more hopefully) to SPH is a great gesture. ... I know they welcome or rather desperately need all the support they receive.
Steve Ibbitson, Lewes FC ... We've just heard of the sad death of Alan Boon. Everybody at Lewes FC is shocked and saddened. I'd be very grateful if you could pass on our condolences to Alan's family. [Lewes FC also sent a very kind, private letter of condolences]
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Alan Pincham ... All the tributes already paid are a confirmation of Alan's standing in football. Please give his family my best wishes at this difficult time.
Alec Hayter, Secretary, on behalf of Salisbury City FC ...
Emma Pattinson, Operations Manager, on behalf of The Thames Club & Spa ...
David Knight - Basingstoke Town ... A truly sad loss of a real football man and geniune person. Always there for advice, always there to say hello and wish you well. Will be missed
Alan Constable ... I can only add my voice to the many tributes I am sure you have received following the sad loss of Alan at the weekend. He helped us so much both before we had lights, when he freely offered the use of Wheatsheaf Lane and again, just prior to our entry into the Ryman League, when he made a special point of putting himself out to give us some useful advice about all sorts of things. He will be sadly missed, mostly at Staines, of course, but by all who knew him and by many of us at Ashford. RIP Alan
Mick Collins ... Alan has been a true friend,i will miss him .My deepest sympathy to all Alans familly.
Julie Gould ... Alan was a lovely family man and great friend to my Dad, I know he will be sadly missed by all the Gould family, me and my sister spent most of our young lives down STFC like Matthew, Michelle and Corinne, my thoughts are with you at this time - STFC will not be the same without you Alan, God Bless
Glenn Towersey ... RIP Alan. Very sad news.
John Whitbread - Former Sports Editor Surrey Herald and Staines & Egham News ... This is one of those messages you hoped you would never have to write. Although after all Alan's problems over the past few years the final outcome on Saturday afterrnoon was not a big surprise it was still a major shock to me and everyone in the Non League Football world who valued him as a real true football man and above all a great mate. I covered all but the last two years of Alan's reign at Staines and he could not have been kinder or more generous with his time and efforts to make reporting on Swans a real pleasure and never a chore. I will miss that big grin and the sense of pride and joy he shared with everyone in Staines Town's climb up the football ladder, both on and off the pitch. I remember with great fondness being invited to his special birthday party in the new clubhouse. I said that as just the local reporter I did not expect to be invited to his private party. Alan gave me a hug and said ."I want everyone who helps the club, in whatever way, to share in the fun times too." Thanks for everything Alan
Topps ... So sorry to hear the sad news of Booneys passing. He was a gentleman and the most honest chairman I have ever played for. My most sincere condolences go out to all the Boon family and all those connected to Staines FC. God bless Topps.
Roger and Natalie . . . Sorry to hear the sad news. Our thoughts are with Alan's family at this sad time.
Norman McNicol ... I am very saddened by the news of Alan's passing, my heartfelt condolences to all his family and friends. He worked so very hard over a long period to build a strong, well managed club, with superb facilities and now we must work equally hard together to ensure we fulfill his dreams for the future progress of the club.
Denis Hayes, FA Assessor / Surrey County FA Regional Co-ordinating Assessor ... I would just like to say how sorry I am to hear of the death of Alan Boon, what a sad loss. I always found Alan to be a true gentleman with the limited dealings I had with him during my Assessor duties at Staines Town FC. Please pass on my condolences to all concerned.
Louise Edwards, Football Conference Ltd Administration Manager ... Sorry to hear the very sad news about Alan.
Peter Gilham, Communications and Player Liaison Manager, Brentford Football Club ... On behalf of everybody connected with Brentford Football Club, Directors, Players, Officials and Supporters, please extend to the family and friends of the late Alan Boon our heartfelt sympathy at his passing. Staines Town under the chairmanship of Alan has long had a close association with Brentford Football Club, in the number of pre season friendlies we have played over the years and the players who have proudly worn the jerseys of both clubs. Dedication, commitment and passion are traits which are all too rare in football but in Alan Boon, Staines Town had it in abundance. Whilst Staines Town Football Club and football in general has lost a genuine good guy, the example he has set will be the legacy that will live on.
John Davies, member of the FA Referee Assessment panel, and former Middlesex County FA Welfare Officer .. I was very sorry to read of the death of Alan on Saturday last. This sad loss will be felt throughout football in our area. I would wish you to convey my condolences both to the Club and his family, who have made me feel welcome whether attending matches as a County Official, Assessor or visitor. He will be a sad loss.
Graham Etchell, Secretary of Hendon FC ... We are all shocked and saddened at the passing of Alan. He was a good friend to our club and he was highly respected and well liked throughout football. His passing will be a huge loss to his family, his friends, Staines Town Football Club and to football in general and our thoughts are with you all at this very sad time. On behalf of everyone at Hendon Football Club please forward our sincere condolences to Alan's family, his relatives, his many friends and everyone connected with Staines Town FC.
Geoff Chapple ... Desperately sad news,not only have Staines FC lost their senior statesman, the Non League family has lost an icon,and we at Woking FC have lost a great friend. RIP Alan,condolences to family ,friends and everyone at Staines FC.
Vic & Robin Shroot ... Robin and I were saddened by the news at the weekend and send our condolences to all at the club. Alan was a very nice man and even after Robin had left the club and we would sometimes meet at a game he would always take the time to stop and chat and ask how Robin was doing. I am sure he will be sorely missed by all at Staines Town FC but the memory of what he did for the club will live on for a very long time.
Bruce Elliott, Chairman, Sutton United FC ... Everybody at Sutton United was devastated to hear the sad news. A huge loss to Staines Town and to Non League football.
Trevor Brock, Secretary, Havant & Waterlooville FC ... Alan was a true gentleman of the game, who always offered his help wherever it was needed. On behalf of all the Board members at Havant & Waterlooville, I offer my heartfelt sympathies to Alan's family and friends, and all at Staines Town FC.
Phil Marshall - Ashford Town ... Very saddened by the news, my condolences to Alan's family and friends and to all at STFC.
TAZ [SUFC] ... Very sad news. Massive part of Staines rise over the last few years. Condolences to his family and the club.
Ben O'Connor [Radio Wey] ... Having known Alan when I was Secretary at Molesey FC and for the past ten years as part of the Sportscene Team at Rado Wey, I can fully appreciate how much this great man will be missed, not just by his immediate family and the Staines Town FC family but by the Non-league football family as a whole. He touched so many people's lives in so many ways. He always had a smile and always gave time to people and he particularly made sure that we at Radio Wey were treated like Royalty and never turned down an interview!! He is what was good about non-league football and will remain in my thoughts and our thoughts at Radio Wey forever!! Rest in peace.
Mark Court ... RIP MR Staines Town. Alan you will be greatly missed, always a pleasure to talk to and without you Staines would not be where they are today. My thoughts are with your family and close friends on this sad time.
ILC ... What tragic news. Thoughts with his family, friends and The Club.
From all at Braintree ... Desperately sad news. Alan was a real gentleman and a credit to his club and the game. He will be sorely missed. Our thoughts go to Alan's family and friends at this sad time.
Chris Boyce ... My condolences go out to his family on this sad loss. A true gentleman and a very sincere man. Big loss to STFC and to football in general, may he rest in peace.
Sutton Sal ... Very sad. Sorry to hear this. Best wishes to all at the club.
DANNY HUNTER - BOREHAM WOOD FOOTBALL CLUB . . . To all Alan’s loving, loyal and supportive Family, to his Friends, as well as to the Staines Town Supporters. Can we offer our prayers and thoughts to you all, at your sad loss at this time. As a Chairman and figure head, Alan was known throughout non-league football. In fact he was at the top of the tree for so many of us local Isthmian League and Conference South Chairman and Club officials. As a trusted friend, Alan always knew the right words to advise and in a hectic world, he had time for us all. Can we say, farewell Old friend, God bless you from all of us at Boreham Wood Football Club.
Alan Gregory and Len Gregory ... Tragic news and mine and my Dad's thoughts and sympathy are with Alan's family. Alan was an incredible man and Staines Town will never be the same without him. He only ever did what he thought best for the club and the legacy he has left is there for all to see and envied by any non-league club. I've known Boony since I started in the Youth Team about 30 years ago and he's been a good friend and am proud to have known him. He will be greatly missed.
Paul Websdale, Welling United FC Chairman ... Everyone at Welling United was very sad to hear the news about Alan, especially as it came so soon after what had been a very enjoyable afternoon's football on Saturday. We'd been speaking about him during the game, and knew that he was unwell, but it is still a shock to have lost him. Like Staines Town, Welling has a tradition as a family-run club, so we feel great sympathy for you at this time, and pass on our sincere condolences to everyone at Staines, and especially to Alan's close-knit family.
James & Victor Klarfeld, formerly of Ruislip Manor FC, now involved in the Middlesex FA and Wealdstone FC ... We heard the sad news over the weekend, and did not want to intrude upon the grief of those closest to Alan, but we would like to express our great sadness at his loss. Alan was hugely respected in all walks of football life, and everyone I have spoken to has been shocked by this dreadful news. On a personal note, I remember speaking with Alan at the Isthmian 'do's at The Hilton, and of course his company was also instrumental in helping my father when we got our first floodlights at the Manor. A legend, and a great football man in the old style, our thoughts are with all his family and friends.
Eric Twigg ... Just like to echo my sadness at Alans passing. He was a football man through and through and not only that, he was a top bloke as well.
John Lines ... All at Horsham Football Club offer deepest condolences to Alan's family and the Club at this very sad time. We have enjoyed a very brotherly relationship with Alan and we will always be grateful for his support and respect. Rest in Peace, Alan Boon, a friend and a Gentleman.
Neil Pilcher (Secretary Folkestone Invicta F.C.) ... On behalf of everyone at the Buzzlines Stadium may I say how sorry we were to hear of Alan's passing. Not only have Staines lost a true football gentlemen but so has Non-League football. Our sincerest condolances to Alan's family and many many friends including everyone at Staines Town.
Adam King ... Although I didn't know Alan personally, it is always sad when football loses somebody who has heart, soul, pride, passion and commitment for their club and community. Reading the tributes already left for Alan on here and on various non-league forums, it sounds as if he had those qualities in abundance. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends, as are those of my fellow Gloucester City fans.
Holly-Chris Morgan ... Gutted to have heard the news. RIP Mr Boon.
Darren … Tragic news,god rest his soul. R.I.P Mr Staines Town a real LEGEND
DanSwan … Just popped on to check yesterdays score and was shocked to hear of Alans passing, My thoughts are with the Boon family.
David Brown … My sincere condolences to Alan's family and friends at this very sad time.
Steve McC [Soccer Snaps] … what a great shame, a true gentleman and family man.
condolensces to his family and to all at staines town fc who would have had the pleasure of working and enjoying their football with Alan. His hard work, ambition and achievemnt have made staines town fc what it is today, may that long be remembered.
Dave Wilson … I've only just learned the very sad news. Deepest sympathy to all the family. The warmth in many of the tributes show just how popular Alan was, not just at Staines but across the leagues and outside football.
Mark Sally and Trisha … Just heard the sad news my thoughts go out to the family.
RIP Alan Boon.
Christina Blues Harrington RIP Alan such a special guy, lots of love to his family xxxxxxx
Alan Wright My thoughts echo all the above, R.I.P. Alan
Colin White RIP Alan.....
John Moutter Really sad news and a loss to Non League football. The game would be a much better place if most owners/chairmen were like Boony. Rest in Peace.
Michael & Cheryl … We are deeply saddened to hear of Alan's passing - we can only reiterate all that has been said in the previous messages. We pass on our condolences to his family at this very sad time, Alan was Mr Staines Town and the club won't be the same without him. RIP Alan.
Neil Digby I was deeply saddened by the news of Alan's passing when I read the NLP this morning. I always found Alan to be friendly, approachable and always happy to take the time to chat to people My thoughts go out to his family at this very difficult time.
Woody … All echoed. Nice guy, good football man. RIP.
Grays Blue … A true gentleman. RIP Alan.
Bananas … A genuine gentleman. There are few chairmen of.other clubs that deserve respect, but AB was definately one of them. A sad day.Just when you think you've made it idiot-proof, the idiots put in a bit more effort.
Stoney Ground … A pleasure to have known you.
Tony Burke RIP -prayers and thoughts go to all his family
Peter Butcher I had only met Alan on a couple of occasions but that was enough to understand the great loss now suffered by his family, Staines Town and football in general. Sincere condolences to all.
Paul Winslade RIP ALAN...My prayers and thoughts go to his family at a time of much sadness
Ashford Town Fan … First of all, apologies if you hadn't heard any messages of condolence from Ashford Town beforehand. The sad news actually made our message board last night, and news of Alan's sad passing has rightly taken priority on our website's front page. Alan was into football for all the right reasons, including pride, compassion and commitment. With all the egomaniacs and money grabbers in our national game now, we're crying out for more people of Alan's calibre. I'll never forget when he turned up with Nipper Wainwright at Ashford Town's clubhouse after we gained promotion to the Isthmian League, congratulated us and then gave our committee a guide as to what to expect in our new league. Alan also kindly allowed us to play cup games at Wheatsheaf Lane while we had our own struggles obtaining floodlights. How many chairmen would be so affable to their nearest rivals? I had the privilege of compiling a video report of the classic FA Cup tie at Stockport County, and an abiding memory for me was watching Alan being interviwed on Radio 5 Live by Stuart Hall. His pride was obvious to see and he positively glowed, not at what he'd achieved but at the efforts of his team, management and supporters. I realise there have been a few little niggles between our clubs in the recent past, something I was unhappy about because previously our two clubs had got on famously, and I hope they can be swept under the carpet. My condolences go to Alan's family and friends and naturally to Staines Town. Surely, from next season, you'll initiate a pre-season Alan Boon Cup in memory of the great man. Scraley Sam … Very sad news about a man who did so much for STFC and was a credit to the Isthmian League. Our Vice Chairman at Heybridge Swifts, Mick Gibson will be devestated by the news and all of us have fine memories of Alan. My abiding memory is of the recent FA Cup matches - I saw the pictures of Alan that day and he looked incredibly proud. A real sad loss of a true footballing man - the type of which justifies why we support our clubs rather than the over-hyped and overpaid footballers at the higher echelons of the pyramid. RIP Alan. Good luck to STFC this season - I am sure the first home game will be very emotional and I will be there in spirit remembering Alan.
Pete H … My condolences to Alan's family
Roy Bannister, Maidenhead United FC;
Steve Beeks, Aaland United FC;
Bishop's Stortford FC;
Dave Boddy, Blue Square Bet Football Conference;
Kate Cook and Kate Davies, Bedfont Town FC Ladies, and formerly of Staines Town FC Women;
Stewart Cook, Bedfont Town FC;
Alan Devonshire, formerly Hampton & Richmond Borough FC, now Braintree FC;
Mark Fabian, Staines Town FC Academy;
Nick Hornsey, Hampton & Richmond Borough FC;
Jack Pearce, Bognor Regis Town FC / The Football Conference;
Peter Rogers, Harrow Borough FC;
Martyn Spong, Staines Town FC Academy;
Nathan Wharf, Staines Lammas FC;
All of the officials of Welling United FC.
Alan Brown, Secretary of Chelmsford City FC - Alan has always been a great friend to us, and he is held in the highest respect among all the officers of Chelmsford City.
Chris Gay, Secretary of Chertsey Town FC - Always difficult quite what to say in such circumstances. Whatever is said is insufficient for the occasion. It is such a shame that Alan was not fully comfortable to be able to comprehensively enjoy the fruits of his labours at Wheatsheaf Lane over the past couple of years. It is obviously a sad day for his family which must also include Staines Town FC. He was like a permanent fixture at his club and so it will be a big loss for you, and for all that knew him. He was one of those at Staines Town who fostered a great relationship with Chertsey Town which is well appreciated. He will be missed.
Mervyn Rees, Walton & Hersham FCVery sorry to hear this sad news Steve.Alan was a true gentleman of non-league football.My personal condolences to his family, friends and the football club.I am sure Alan Smith and W&H FC will be responding to Alan's passing in a more collective capacity.
Jim Taylor, President of the Middlesex FAI was deeply shocked by the news of Alan's passing!My condolences to his family and all at Staines Town.Alan's efforts on behalf of Staines Town are legend and his name will live for ever in the annals of the club.We will all miss Alan very much indeed for his friendly welcome and his knowledgeable repartee about the game, although I do realise, of course, that his absence will have an even deeper impact on those closer to him at the club. He will be irreplaceable and you must all be devastated at the moment.
John Taylor, Chairman of the Middlesex FAI was deeply saddened to hear that Alan Boon had passed away. Alan's contribution to Staines Town FC and to football in general was immeasurable, but beyond this he was true gentleman. I have fond memories of my visits to Wheatsheaf Park over the years when Alan always gave me a warm welcome. It was always so interesting to share his views and considerable knowledge on the game and the progress that Staines Town has made over the years is testament to his leadership. Football will be all the poorer with Alan's passing. Please pass on my sincere condolences to Alan's family and all connected with Staines Town FC at this sad time.
Richard Archer, appointed Referee's Assessor for Tuesday's now postponed fixture - Alan was the driving force behind Staines Town, and he always made it his business to make sure everyone felt welcome. I have always enjoyed my visits to Wheatsheaf Park as an Assessor, and it is thanks to Alan and his colleagues such as Mike and Hilary that I was always made to feel I was amongst friends.
Alan Turvey, President & Chairman of the Ryman Football LeagueI was very close to Alan and I am shattered at the loss of a great friend and he will be sadly missed by all who knew him. However, he will never be forgotten. Please convey my personal deepest sympathy and also that of the League to all at the club.
Russell Grant … I cannot begin to describe how deeply saddened I am by Alan's passing. He will be a massive loss to Staines Town, Middlesex and Non-League Football but mostly to his wonderful family, many friends and undeniably to humanity: he put the human into being. A wonderful man whom I shared many hours in conversation when we were both going through a dark time some years ago. We supported each other through a bleak period and the fact we could be in despair but end up laughing after our soul-searching makes Alan Boon one of the few people who gave me a meaning to my life. Thank you Alan for being my friend, until we meet again, brother mine.
Keith Harris … Just returned from holiday, and very saddened to see the news about Alan. Deepest symapathies to his family at this sad time. RIP
Mike Kane – Wealdstone FC … "Hi just received the news about Alan and deeply saddened by it. He was well respected by everybody in Non League football. All of us at Wealdstone send our condolences to his family and those associated with STFC. Please be so kind as to pass this on. Best regards"
Pam & Tony … Our thoughts go to family and all who are close to the club also. Rest peacefully Alan, for Staines Town FC will not forget you, and all your unequalled efforts to put the club `on the map` so successfully!
Steve Parsons … The passing of Alan Boon yesterday was a huge loss that will be felt on so many levels. I cannot do this loss justice in mere words, but feel that I want to at least try. Alan inhabited a number of worlds - business, social, and football, to name but three, and it is through the latter that I have come to know him. He has had dealings with everyone from major figures in places as diverse as, for example, The FA, the Isthmian League, and Chelsea FC, to those 'humbler' persons on whom our national sport relies - ground staff, caterers, and the straightforward fan. Yet in every case, Alan gave generously of his time and resources, offering sensible advice, and always steering the course of common sense. Staines Town FC had largely stagnated before Alan first took the Chairman's seat in 1982, and required a massive input from him simply to keep it alive. Yet he embarked upon a project to give the Club a sound footing and a place in the higher reaches of non-League football. Working tirelessly through the labyrinthine process, his efforts finally secured for us a grade of facilities that we could never have dreamed of, and with the installation of the Management team of Steve Cordery and Craig Maskell, our performances on the field - the green, flat field, I might add - have matched those surroundings. Looking from the outside in, Alan's commitment and love for his family was obvious, and it is to Matthew, Corinne, Michelle, and all Alan's other relatives that my deepest sympathies go. Beyond and including those spheres, Alan had a vast array of friends and acquaintances, and I feel privileged to count myself among these. Those same qualities of loyalty, honesty, and generosity meant that those who came to know him soon came to admire him. We will all miss Alan terribly, and nothing can replace his presence, but each time any of us thinks of Staines Town FC, we will see his spirit in every brick of the buildings, every blade of grass on the pitch, and every old gold shirt that our players at all levels wear with pride.
Sally Simpson … Alan was rtruly helpful, genuine and honest. He will be sadly missed everyone who knew him. Condolences to the friends and family at home and his friends and family in football. Cheers Alan. Rest in Peace.
Andrew Breadman … This is very sad news and deepest condolences go out to Alan's family
Laurence Wakefield … Deepest condolences to Alan's family and friends at this sad time. Alan was Mister Staines Town, he built the club up from nothing to where it is today. A great loss to our club and to all of Non-league football. RIP Alan.
Clive Stevens … Both on a personal level and on behalf of all of the Sportscene Team at Radio Wey, may I offer our sincere condolonces to Alan's family and to everybody who knew him at this very sad time.
Dave … Stunned to hear this very sad news,Alan was as has already been said Mr Staines Town and will be sorely missed by many. My sincere condolences to his family and extended family at Staines Town at this very sad time.
Alan Blue Square [Alan Alger] … R.I.P Staines Town Chairman Alan Boon - condolences to everybody at the club.
Gordon Harberd … Chris and myself are truly saddend to hear this tragic news. Our thoughts are with his wonderful family,may he rest in peace.
Swanite … Alan was Mr Staines Town, thoughts are with the family at this sad time.
Patrick Nixon … Thoughts are with the family at this time
Richard Abrey … I have just got back from an evening out, to check the scores. On hearing this news, I am totally shocked. This is so very, very sad. My symphies go out to all concern. To a man who but his heart and sole into this club.
Steve – Hendon FC … So sad to hear this news - Alan was a true gentleman of football, always very friendly, and very welcoming when we came to Wheatsheaf Lane, Those of us at Hendon will never forget his support when we were evicted from Claremont Road at short notice. My sympathies go out to all at Staines, and especially his family at this very sad time.
Louisa Costoya … RIP alan.. my thoughts will be with his family in this sad time x
Andy Talbot … What a great loss to football and mankind,i cant say I knew Alan that well but from what I do know he was a gentleman and a Scholar.my thoughts are with everyone who knew Alan and especially his wonderful family who give their heart and soul to the greatness that is staines town football club R.I.P Mr Boon
Colin Oaten … RIP Alan. Sincerest condolences to Alans family and friends.He will be much missed personally and in non-league circles
Ian Byers … RIP ALAN. A man who will be sadly missed, but will never be forgotten.
Colin Tunnicliffe … Rip, our thoughts with his family!!
Darren Stocker … R.I.P Alan Boon my thoughts are with his family
Michael Hoggett … Thoughts are with Alan's family and friends at this sad time....
Michael Walker … gutted what a loss to Staines town and the community i am sad beyond believe r i p a lovely man
Alan Boon's contribution to Staines Town FC and to football in general has been immeasurable, the former Swans Chairman was acknowledged throught as a true gentleman. A man who left everyone with fond memories of Wheatsheaf Park and always gave visitors a warm welcome.
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