Cecil Lee bids farewell to Letchworth Garden City Eagles as much-loved coach calls it a day after an incredible 26 years coaching

PUBLISHED: 10:41 13 December 2017 | UPDATED: 10:41 13 December 2017

Cecil Lee

Cecil Lee


A well-respected football grassroots coach has stepped down after an incredible 26 years of volunteering at Letchworth Garden City Eagles.

Much-loved Cecil Lee has called it a day to go travelling after instructing more than 700 sports-loving youngsters over his time at the club.

Cecil’s was a voluntary role teaching boys and girls football skills but also the value of respect, teamwork and discipline.

A spokesman said: “We have waved farewell to a gentleman of football. If Carlsberg made football coaches they wouldn’t come close to our Cecil.

“We’re forever indebted to him. We wish him all the very best and hopefully he’ll return to grace the Pixmore pitches ones day.”

Layth says: Well done Cecil. If the club or a parent wants to nominate Cecil for our Comet Sports Awards Coach of the Year we’d love to hear from you. Email sophie.watts@archant.co.uk.

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