CHESHAM United FC's former hospitality director Tony Laurenson has passed away.

The club posted on its website yesterday to explain Mr Laurenson passed away this week.

The post said: "Tony was a big part of the local business community through his company Global Infusion Group and used his experience from that to advise the club in his time on the board."

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Club President, Brian McCarthy added: “I was fortunate enough to work with Tony when he was a Director of the club, he brought so many new ideas to the table and gave myself and the board energy and belief that we can broaden the appeal of the club within our community.

"Tony understood the role that football can play in people’s lives and was inspirational in helping us to make new contacts and develop new ideas that are still key to the way the club operates today.

"Tony will be sorely missed, but his memory will live long with those that had the pleasure of knowing him.”

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The club offered its "most heartfelt sympathies and condolences to Tony’s wife Bonnie and his family and friends at this time".