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In Memory of Ken Hunt

The club was sad to hear this week of the passing of Ken Hunt. On Tuesday we will hold an minutes applause of appreciation for everything Ken has done for our club. Without the hard work and dedication of Ken and others the club would not be where it is today. He will be greatly missed by all those that knew Ken.

Ken was heavily involved with the Club both on and off the pitch in the 1990s and 2000s and during that time he was involved in the gradual rebirth of the club in the early to mid-2000s.

In the summer of 1994, under the new chairmanship of Gordon Smith, Ken became vice-chairman for the first time and soon moved into helping out on the pitch as he stepped in to assist Mike Leeson as Assistant Manager midway through the 1995/96 season.

Following the Wiltshire bosses departure he then assisted fans favourite Simon Culliford before becoming the General Manager in 1998 after the departure of ‘Culli’.

He stayed in post for two years where he also spent a brief spell helping the reserve team with Tommy Gomes.

Ken with the whole squad (far right)

A brief break from the Club after what had been a torrid few seasons, then saw him return again in 2003 as reserve team secretary and shortly after added the post of vice-chairman which he retained until he eventually left the Clubs committee.

He left in 2007 and retired from involvement in football but still was seen at The Hill watching the Robins and looking after the changing rooms on matchdays in the couple of seasons thereafter, including the first season the club reached the Southern League.

Ken, along with his son Gary – who also spent time on the Clubs Committee, would then enjoy spending time watching other local teams play – all the time still feeding back some scouting reports of useful players to watch out for.

He liked nothing more than the changing room style banter and sense of humour which he carried on into his roles with the Committee and if you wanted to chat football with him you could have spoken for hours such was his passion for the game.

Ken was a traditional football man who loved watching and playing the game and will be sadly missed by all who knew him after leaving a real mark on Frome Town Football Club.

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