Yesterday we received the very sad news that Founder of Cheltenham Saracens Football Club Bob Attwood has died aged 76 after a long battle with cancer. Mr Attwood spent his life contributing to local sports in Cheltenham. He founded the club in 1965 and had strong involvement with the club for 52 years.
Saracens will be wearing black armbands for their match at Clanfield this Saturday in his memory.
President of Cheltenham Saracens Chris Hawkins said “Bob was Saracens through and through. The club and football were what he lived for and a lot of people will be grateful to him for allowing them to go on to bigger things in the game.”
“He’d been founder and secretary since 1965 and built up the club to what it is today. He was a good friend of mine, someone who loved other sports including cricket – he’d been chairman of the County Cricket League – and he fostered Cheltenham Saracens Rugby Club when they were homeless.”
Bob Attwood was a man we come to know well at the Gloucestershire Football Association and someone we all had great respect for. The Chairman, Board and Staff of the GFA would like to pass on our condolences to Bob’s Family, Friends and all those connected with Cheltenham Saracens FC.