Tributes to late Skegness United chairman Geoff Farrar

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Tributes have been paid to Skegness United chairman and former grammar school teacher Geoff Farrar who died last week.

Geoff was described as the ‘corner stone’ for the club since they re-formed in 2011. Tribute was paid to his ‘drive and ambition’ and desire to give opportunities to all.

Manager Mark Hallam said: “It wasn’t just what he did for the football club, it was his passion and humility that inspired us all as people. I’ve known Geoff all my life and I have never heard anyone have anything but good things to say about him. That says it all really. The word legend is befitting of this man.”

Committee member Stuart Bateman added: “Why did I get involved with Skegness United? Because Geoff Farrar had an inspiring presence which made it difficult to say no to him. There is only one thing better than being a football man and that is being a good man – Geoff was a good man.”

Vice-chairman Jack McGuigan said: “Geoff was an incredible man and an inspiration to all of us. The world has lost one of life’s true gentlemen.”

Skegness United intend to pay tribute to Geoff in a variety of ways once they have come to terms with the loss.

The club extended its condolences to his family.

His funeral will take place this Friday, at 3pm, at St Matthew’s Church.