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Latest News - Former international referee and NGRC Steward Jack Taylor dies aged 82

27/07/2012

Jack Taylor, former international referee and NGRC Steward has died aged 82.
 
Taylor, who refereed the English Cup Final in 1966,the World Cup Final in 1974 and received an OBE in the late 1970s for Services to Football, was appointed an NGRC Steward in 1992.  He was a huge fan of greyhound racing and an owner from the mid-1960s with his most recent high profile winner being Loughteen Bandit, winner of the 2005 Ladbrokes Gold Cup at Monmore. All at GBGB were saddended to hear of Jack's passing and our thoughts are with his family and friends.
 
GBGB Stipendiary Steward Jack Robinson, commented: "Without doubt Jack was one for the most popular NGRC Stewards ever to fill the hot seat. All the Stipes loved him due to his no nonsense approach mixed with a sense of fun."

The funeral will take place on Friday 10th August at 2pm, St Peter's Collegiate Church in Wolverhampton City Centre.
 
ENDS
 
For further information please call James McCreadie, 07506569021 or email james.mccreadie@gbgb.org.uk