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DAVID EDGE TRIBUTE

17 September 2018

Club News

DAVID EDGE TRIBUTE

17 September 2018

MORECAMBE Football Club is saddened to hear of the death of former physiotherapist David Edge.

David served the club as its first team sports therapist and physiotherapist for a number of years and held other positions at the club including Reserve team manager.

He was also the least-known manager in the Shrimps' history when he was asked to hold the reins during the time between the resignation of Sean Gallagher and the start of Joe Wojciechowicz's tenure.

The Shrimps were due to play at South Liverpool and Dave picked the team only for the game to be called off because of a frozen pitch.

He became known as one of the best known sports therapists in the country working for the English Colleges football team and even the national Russia Rugby League squad when the World Cup was in England.

There was even one time where he saved a player’s life when Kettering goalkeeper Kevin Shoemake was struck in the face by a ball at Christie Park and had stopped breathing before Dave used his skills.

Shrimps’ boss Jim Bentley said: “I always got on really well with Dave. He was well respected in the game and was well known throughout the community. He was a good person who was all for the club and in my opinion was a Morecambe legend. My thoughts go out to all his family at this sad time.''

Long-serving Morecambe FC Director, Rod Taylor, added: "Edgy was a larger than life character at Christie Park and played a massive part in the club's promotion from the Northern Premier League to the Football Conference and then promotion to the Football League.

"He was always looking out for innovation within his discipline. Away from football, Dave always looked out for others less fortunate to try to improve their quality of life. I echo Jim's sentiments and my thoughts are with his family at this difficult time."

The club would like to pass on its condolences to wife Lynne and children Lewis and Jessica.


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