John “Charlie” May

John May, affectionately known as Charlie, for reasons I never actually found out, was Club Secretary late 1970's and early 80's.  Charlie played for the club, played for Abbey Sports, Rovers and probably Abbey Villa at some point.  He ran teams and just about done every job that the club could throw at him.  I even remember Charlie cleaning football seams with toothbrushes in the Tea Bar in the 80's.   Charlie also took the kids to the Youth Tournaments all over Europe and was a proper football and peoples person.  Everything he did was for the betterment of the club.

Every now and then clubs find these type of people which is very rare, especially these days and his contribution, albeit a long time ago now can never be forgotten or underestimated.

Rest in Peace Charlie

Charlie May Holland