Obituary: Sandy Risley

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The club is saddened to learn of the passing of Sandy Risley, who served the club loyally for over a decade in numerous roles.

He joined the club in 1997 as Fitness Coach, becoming Kit Manager in November 2004 and then Masseur for the start of the 2006/07 season until his retirement in the summer of 2008.

“He was a father figure to all of us,” said Director of Football Martin Ling. “He was the mentor to the coaches, and was always there for us. When I was going through my struggles at Cambridge he used to pick me p every day and come to work with me, and that was a massive help to me.

“He was a massive character, he’ll be deeply missed, and it’s a say day.”

Further tributes to Sandy will be paid tomorrow, including from his close friend and Club President Barry Hearn.