It is with great sadness that Liverpool County FA has learned of the passing of one of Merseyside’s great servants to the grassroots game, Mike Redmond.
Having been involved in the game as a player, referee, league secretary and a Liverpool County FA council member, Mike’s (pictured far right) dedication to the game was unquestionable.
Upon hearing the news, Liverpool County FA CEO, Dave Pugh (pictured far left), said:
“Mike was a character whose life was devoted to football in which he served this great game as a player, referee, league secretary and Liverpool County FA council member in 1982.
“His great passion was watching our Under-18 representative team as a member of the Youth Committee. I am certain his enthusiasm and advice helped players who have gone on to play in the professional game.
He will be sorely missed by everyone at the County FA. Mike was the one of the most stubborn men I have ever met, but truly a great companion who met adversity in his personal life with the same fortitude that he demonstrated as a great servant of the game and county.
Once he gets through those pearly gates, what a party he will have with George Tuck and Dave Horlick Snr. Long may he be remembered. Rest in peace.”
The thoughts and sympathies of everybody at Liverpool County FA are with Mike’s family and friends at this sad time.
Mike will be laid to rest at Anfield Crematorium at 11.20am on Wednesday 29 April.
Because of lockdown restrictions, only a maximum of 10 mourners are allowed, so regretfully it will have to be a private family funeral with family flowers only.
Donations can be made via a Just Giving page - https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/mikeredmond - in lieu of flowers in Michael’s name to Woodlands Hospice, where he received exceptional care in his final days.