We are very sorry to announce that our Club President, Stella Lamont passed away
last Saturday after a long illness bravely borne.
She has been part of our club since the 1970’s
Stella’s interest in football was kindled in the early years of the1950s when she began
going to matches with her brother-in-law (whose wife never took to the sport). She was
happy watching from the terraces for twenty years when a move to Surrey offered an
opportunity for greater involvement. Her son played for a newly formed club in a newly
formed Surrey youth league and she joined the club’s committee as secretary. Soon
afterwards she stepped up to the league committee as secretary, treasurer, and
eventually chairman before settling into the background as life president.
Between times as her interest in nurturing youth football grew, she was pleased to be
part of a group that took teams to America and hosted them here. These football and
cultural exchanges as they were known, fashioned many happy memories and made
friends for life. Running parallel to this her interest in semi-professional football was
developing. When the youth league finals were played at West Street, Epsom’s original
ground in Ewell, she couldn’t resist the opportunity to become involved here as well,
and for thirty years she was part of the hidden wiring – the small and dedicated group
who ensure there is club to play for at all –
Stella took various committee posts and co-writing match day programmes with her
great and much missed friend Dave Wilson. At the time of writing, (30th July 2023)
Stella was two months shy of her ninety-fifth birthday and very proud to be our club
Sending our deepest sympathies to her son Ian and family from everyone at Epsom &
Ewell Football Club, our thoughts are with you all on this very sad occasion.
There will be a minute silence at todays game.