Tribute to Trevor Horsley: "Stroud has lost one of its own"
David Drew MP is among those paying tribute to the former chairman of Forest Green Rovers, Trevor Horsley who has died aged 63.
“This is terribly sad news. I saw Trevor a couple of weeks ago when he was undergoing treatment. He fought so long and so valiantly against illness.
“I’ve known Trevor for over 25 years. I had the honour of taking over from him as FGR Chair before Dale Vince ascended to the Chair.
“Trevor had a wealth of knowledge of football and I learned so much from him. A brusque Yorkshireman he had two football loves – FGR and his first club his beloved Leeds Utd.
“Together with Colin Peake and Colin Gardner they provided the groundwork which made it possible for Dale to realise his dream of getting FGR into the Football League – still an achievement that one has to pinch oneself to realise that it has happened.
“He also ran a very successful local business Western Thermals, responsible for many major projects including contributing towards the construction of Wembley.
“I was proud that I was able to call Trevor a friend. He’s done so much for our area. His generosity was legion. Clearly the episode of the arrest in Russia was sad and preventable, but I want to remember Trevor for all the great things he did, especially the relocation of FGR to the New Lawn. I extend my deepest sympathy to his family and friends on their loss.
“Stroud has lost one of its own.”