We were greatly saddened to hear of the recent passing of Ken Headington, coach at the Stevenage FC Foundation and former Hertfordshire FA Football Development Officer
Ken was a well known figure in Hertfordshire football, where for decades he had made a significant contribution to the game. His loss will be keenly felt across the community and the legacy of his efforts will continue for many years to come.
Whether it was volunteering at Bedwell Rangers, working here at Hertfordshire FA, or more recently as part of the team at Stevenage FC Foundation, Ken worked tirelessly to create opportunities for players young and old to enjoy the game.
In recent weeks we had seen him back at the County Ground taking Walking Football sessions and it was clear his passion for the game was undiminished.
Karl Lingham, Acting CEO of Hertfordshire FA said: “Ken was a dedicated football man and his sudden passing leaves the game poorer for his loss. He will be sadly missed by all those who worked with him here and by the countless players and coaches across the game that knew him over the years.”
Head of Stevenage FC Foundation, Joe Goude said, “Ken was the embodiment of community, and giving opportunities to those that needed it. His unrivalled commitment to giving people a chance to be involved in the game is like no one else I have met.
His contribution to sport in Stevenage and football in Hertfordshire is something that will live on for years to come and testament to the tremendous contribution he’s made to our community.”
Brian Curtis, Chair of Hertfordshire FA said: “We were deeply shocked and saddened to hear the news over the weekend. Ken served the Association with great dedication for many years. His enthusiasm for the game and belief in the positive impact it could have on people’s lives was evident to all who met him. He will be greatly missed”.
Everyone at Hertfordshire FA sends their sincere condolences to Ken's family and friends and our thoughts are with them at this most difficult time.