Sad loss of a Club Member

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It is with sadness that we announce the death of Blackheath member, Joy Davies, mother of Tom (Under 15s) and Huw. This is particularly tragic as her husband, Gareth, passed away last July whilst the family were holidaying in Italy. Joy and Gareth were respected food writers but Joy had recently branched out and published a book ‘Walk with Joy’ that was written to help people slow down through appreciating the beauty and tranquillity of the natural world.  The book features her beautiful photography and observations.

Anyone who met Joy was immediately struck by her calm and tranquil manner, even during tense moments watching her son play rugby! Joy’s greatest wish was to sell more books and pass on her insights to help enhance the lives of others.

Members who might be interested in buying a copy of Joy’s book can do so in the Club shop or via Lynsey Hallam, the Under 15s Team Manager ( The book costs £15. If you do not want to purchase a copy but wish to make a contribution, please write a cheque payable to Huw Jones (all accounts apart from Huw’s have been frozen until the estate is settled) and hand or send the envelope to Angela Bishop at:

Blackheath Football Club

Well Hall

Kidbrooke Lane



Thank you.

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Des Diamond – President, Blackheath FC

Tim Brindle

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