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Unhappy Passing of Mr Burnham Ramblers – The Official Web site Of The Essex Senior Soccer League


It was with a heavy coronary heart that we shared the unhappy passing of Burnham Ramblers Chairman, Martin Leno.   Till the formation of the Step 6 Japanese Senior League, Burnham Ramblers had held a protracted affiliation with Essex Senior League.  However not being in our league, Martin continued to be a valued supporter of the league and we partnered on the Gordon Brasted Memorial Trophy till it was interrupted by the Coronavirus pandemic.


Information rapidly unfold of his passing which was an enormous shock to the soccer group, so far as Australia, the place Rob Errington, Essex Senior League President was ‘actually saddened to listen to’ and he requested that we go on his honest condolences to his spouse, Jackie and the household.  He additional remembered Martin as ‘one of many nicest and kindness folks he has identified’ – his passing has enormously affected many however notably inside the soccer household.


Martin held a protracted soccer profession from his early enjoying days as a Youth participant in London, persevering with to play and handle till he reached 50 years previous at which level in his footballing life he joined Burnham Ramblers the place he spent over 30 years enterprise vacant roles as and when required from Treasurer, Groundsman, Chairman and Programme Editor.   Martin was beneficiant together with his time and shared his love of the sport together with his spouse, who has labored alongside him in soccer.  Martin moreover devoted over thirty years to the Blackwater & Dengie Youth League the place he additionally held roles as Constitution Normal Officer, League Welfare and Press Officer.



Essex FA issued a group huge communication testifying to Martin’s help of the sport stating he was ‘instrumental within the success of the Essex Soccability League’  enabling ‘disabled folks to get pleasure from enjoying the sport’ and had ‘assisted with the fixtures at Essex County FA Faculties Central Venue Leagues.’


Martin acquired recognition for his contributions to soccer in Essex in 2012 the place he acquired the ‘Constitution Normal Excellent Contribution to Group Soccer’ and Essex County FA ‘Excellent Service’ Awards.   Martin continued to obtain accolades for his contributions when in 2021 he acquired an ‘Exemplary Service’ Award for 30 years of volunteering – nonetheless a humble man, Martin brushed the eye apart with quiet reserve stating that he did what he did ‘as a result of I get pleasure from being concerned within the growth of youth soccer’ he additional went on to say that ‘there may be nothing I do this I dislike.’


Essex Senior League committee have remembered Martin as a ‘gentleman of the sport’, ‘a fantastic loss to Essex soccer’, ‘Considered one of life’s true gents’, ‘a beautiful fella – who couldn’t have made us extra welcome, and liked a chat concerning the East Finish too!’


As you possibly can see, Martin has impacted and improved so a lot of our lives throughout our soccer household that his passing will depart a big void.  Essex Senior League member golf equipment prolonged their respect this weekend with a minutes silence to recollect – Martin Leno reflecting on his steadfast help and dedication that he gave to Essex soccer.


Our honest condolences to the Leno household, associates, Burnham Ramblers and to the Blackwater & Dengie Youth League.





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