A selection of communications received by the club.
From Knaphill FC - Sorry to hear this Chris, condolences to Tony's family, yourself and all connected
From Hartley Wintney - Very sorry to hear this, Chris. Thoughts are with the club & his family and friends.
From Bedfont & Feltham - Sad news. Sorry to hear. Great character. Rip Tony.
From Cove - R.I.P. You will be
Very sad news a lovely man & so organised RIP TONY (Gareth Watmore)
Very sad news Chris. My condolences to all. RIP. (Dave Powell)
Very sorry to hear the sad news Chris. Condolences from all at Badshot
Very sad news Chris. Hard to think that Tony won't be on the phone haranguing me for next month's referees as he always did. Please
convey the League's condolences to Tony's family and all at Colliers Wood of course. (Alan Constable)
Very sad news about Tony. A true gentleman and I enjoyed
chatting to him whenever we met (Roger Wells)
On behalf of everybody associated with the Southern Sunday Football League, we are deeply saddened
to hear this very unexpected news. Our thoughts and prayers are with Tony's family and friends at this very difficult time. RIP Tony, you will be greatly missed sir! (Graham Rodber)
Really sorry to hear this sad news. I knew Tony for a long time, he will be sorely missed. The last of the secretaries to send out fixture details by post..RIP. (Simeon Potter)
Sad news. Tony was involved in local football for years and someone who knew many many footballing people RIP Tony. (Declan Skehan)
I remember chatting to Tony after a match at Wibbadune. A true gentleman.R.I.P. (John Ross)
Awful news. Thoughts & prayers go out to his close friends and family! RIP Tony. (Will Boye)
to report that Tony Eldridge, Secretary of Colliers Wood, passed away earlier today. A true gentleman who will be sorely missed. RIP Tony and our thoughts are with your family and friends at this time. (Martin Etheridge)
Very sorry to hear this news. It was a delight to get a match appointment from Tony in the post with map provided, following an actual telephone confirmation. Only one small example but it
feels like the ending of an era. (Martin Wood)
Sorry to hear about Tony. Please pass on our condolences to his family and all at CWU.
It was a great shock to hear from Tony Hurrell, at last nights SCFA Awards evening, of the sudden death of your Chairman &
Match Day Secretary, Tony Eldridge. He will be a great loss to your Club and non-league football in general. I will remember the many kindnesses he showed to me. Please accept our Club's sincere condolences. He will be greatly missed
as one of the last school. (Peter Beddoe)
I've just seen this post and would like to offer my condolences to Tony's family and friends.
He was a lovely bloke and always ready to have a chat and make you feel welcome.
We have received numerous other notifications from people from all aspects of football. Many thanks for all your kind words.
Tony's funeral was well attended and held at
2pm Tuesday 26th July 2016
@ St Nicholas Church,
Telephone: 01483 800655
Tony was cremated at Cranleigh Cemetery.