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Colin White

Posted on 1 April 2005  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

It is with great sadness that we heard of the death of our former head groundsman Colin White. Colin, who was 50, passed away after a short illness on Saturday, March 26.


He started his career as groundsman at Southampton’s old Dell stadium before taking over at Tottenham in 1976.


During the next nine years White Hart Lane staged many great games, including the UEFA Cup Final in 1984 as Colin created an excellent surface that the then manager Keith Burkinshaw often described as “the best in the country.”


Colin, known to all as Chalky, left the Club in 1985 to take on a sales role and, although a Saints season ticket holder, he always stayed in touch with events at the Lane.


We extend our condolences to his family and friends at this sad time.


The funeral on Wednesday, April 6, is open to all and the arrangements are as follows:


12pm Basingstoke crematorium.
2pm St John’s Church, New Alresford — a Celebration of Chalky’s life.
3pm Alresford Golf Club


Floral tributes or donations to: “McMillan Cancer Relief” can be sent c/o: R.S. and Partners, 12-14 City Road, Winchester, SO23 8SG.