RIP Steve Rooke

It is with much sadness that I have to inform you of the death on Tuesday night of Steve Rooke.


Steve was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in February 2013. Steve was aged 57.


Steve began his career in football administration with Worthing FC combining his BBC Radio work with his other passion, football.  Steve moved into professional football administration with Brighton and Hove Albion, moving on to become Club Secretary at Wimbledon in 1992 at the start of the Premier League era where he remained until moving for a short spell with MK Dons. He  joined The Football Association from his role as CEO at the Manchester County FA in September  2007 to become  Registrations Manager, replacing the long serving John Young. Steve leaves behind a wife, Kathryn, daughter, Rachael , son Daniel and grandson Max.


Our deepest sympathies are sent to his family and friends.


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