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Local football loses legend Trevor Atkins

There was sad news this week that local footballing larger than life legend Trevor Atkins passed away in the R D & E hospital. Trevor suffered a fall at home in Exeter on thursday and was rushed into intensive care. His brother Terry, our referee appointments officer, was at his bedside on friday along with his other family members, but Trevor never recovered consciousness following his fall.
Trevor was a former Exeter City player signed as a 16 year old making his Grecians debut at Watford although he only played three matches but scored three goals. He then went on to play for Peterborough United under the managership of Jimmy Hagan (one of Sheffield Uniteds greatest players), and a man Trevor told me was his inspiration. Trevor then played locally for a number of clubs such as Barnstaple Town, and later went into management locally with Exeter Arms, Clyst Rovers, Topsham Town and notably Crediton United winning the Premier crown and many other trophies.
The Leagues thoughts are with Terry and his family.

Saturday 22nd October 2022