We were devastated to learn about the passing of our friend, Max Griggs, on Thursday 8th July, and also the passing of Max’s wife, Barbara, on the 1st July.
As a mark of respect, players and management wore black armbands at our last home friendly against Cambridge City. Following agreement by both clubs we will hold a minute’s silence, led by Club Chaplain Roger Knight, before the friendly against Northampton Town on Wednesday 21st July Kick off 7:45pm.
Max will always be remembered for positively impacting so many people, locally, nationally and internationally. Not only a successful businessman, he used that success as a platform to influence both sport and community. Not many have had that distinction.
He was a man of vision, drive and enthusiasm mixed with humility and a real sense of community.
Max will be fondly remembered by all supporters of both Rushden & Diamonds FC and AFC Rushden & Diamonds. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this very sad time.
The funeral for Max and Barbara is at St. Mary’s Church Rushden on Thursday 22nd July at 12.00 noon followed by a private committal. Flowers or donations for the Salvation Army should be sent to A. Abbott & Sons of Rushden.
The club has sent flowers and condolences to the family. Club Chaplain Roger Knight and Club Director John Gregory will represent the Club at the funeral. The club is also arranging a Match Day bucket collection with members of the Salvation Army.