Brighton and Hove Hockey Club is saddened to learn this week of the death of John Potts, a stalwart defender who played for the 2nd XI over 40 years ago.
John was well into his 40s when he arrived at the club in the early/mid 1970s and as a full back formed a redoubtable defence with John Mosdell and goalkeeper John Edwards. His son, Simon, also played for the club, and his wife Helen and their two daughters, Wendy and Gail, regularly frequented the clubhouse. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary a couple of years ago.
John went to live in Canada after playing at Brighton and has been living in Hurstpierpoint in his later years. He worked for a London-based shipping company and would have been 92 on the day of his funeral, which will take place next Tuesday, July 23, at the Downs Crematorium at 3pm.
The club sends its sincere condolences to John's family at this sad time.