Wallingford Town AFC announce the sad news of the passing of former manager Larry Hill who served as First team Manager from 1992-2000. Larry led Wallingford to victory in the 1997-1998 Cherry Red Records Chiltonian League with a huge goal tally of 148 and only one defeat in 34 games. That season the club gained promotion to the Combined Counties League and this ushered in one of the most successful periods of the club's history. Larry's side also won the Hungerford Challenge Cup in 1995 and the League Cup in 1996.
Larry was a local publican in the town and many of the town's residents recall Larry's generosity and his lust for life. Many of the club's former players also remember him for his half-time rollickings but more importantly for his man management, his ability to get the best out of players, and the fun they had playing for him.
A special man and a true Wallingford legend. Everyone associated with the club pass on condolences to Larry's family. He will be missed by all.
Larry was also a stalwart of Didcot Town Football Club, having managed the club for years in the 1980s. Having brought very good players from all areas to play for the club, his man-management and personality helped convince them they were second to none.
Both clubs, along with so many people, have lost a true legend in non-league football. Both clubs send their condolences to his family and he will be sorely missed by everyone and those that remember Larry as the kind gentleman he was.
You can find out more about Larry's Championship-winning season here