Tributes paid to Dick Drury - a great loss to football in the Scunthorpe area
Tributes have been paid to a popular North Lincolnshire football club president.
Dennis Drury, better known as Dick Drury, was president of the Appleby-Frodingham Football Club and died last week after a long illness.
Chairman of the club, Steve Lumley-Holmes, said Mr Drury's death was a big loss to the Northern Counties club.
The club has now decided to dedicate the new 50-seater stand at Brumby Hall sports ground to Mr Drury in his honour.
Mr Lumley-Holmes said: "He was a stalwart of the club, so much so that it is difficult to establish exactly how long he has been involved with us.
"Our best estimate is between 40 and 50 years of service.
"During his long reign at App- Frod, he has done most of the jobs that an individual committed to a football club can do.
"He has been secretary, programme editor, fundraiser, treasurer and president while I have known him, and I have no doubt that he probably took on other roles prior to that.
"Dick was one of the most dedicated people to have serviced at App-Frod.
"Nothing was too much trouble to him and he would always be available to help out and do whatever was required.
"If you visited Dick at home, there would always be sport on the TV, whether it was football, cricket, golf or a totally different sport.
"He would have an avid interest in them all.
"People who know him will always remember him as a real gentleman who was very friendly and approachable if you needed advice.
"Dick was always respected by the players and committee of App-Frod and was popular throughout the club.
"Dick's death is a great loss to Appleby-Frodingham football club and our sincere condolences go to his family.
"I can honestly say on behalf of all at Appleby-Frodingham that we will always remember Dick with affection."