Mark Groves Obituary, Death – This week, we were taken aback when we learned that Mark Groves had passed tragically under suspicious circumstances. The news came as a complete surprise to us. The news has left us with a sense that we have done something wrong. Mark was a keen follower of both grassroots football and speedway racing, although speedway racing was his primary interest. Mark’s primary passion was grassroots football.
Mark was a devoted fan of either one of these sports. Mark stepped into the position of football Secretary at Wallsend for a number of years during the time when the Rutherford second team relocated across town under the supervision of Sean Wilkinson. During those years, Mark oversaw the transition of the Rutherford second team.
Mark was serving in this position during that period of time. Mark’s unflagging excitement for the game gained him a place of respect and favor among the players, who thought of him as one of their own and viewed him as a member of their group. Many people had affection for him, and our thoughts are with those who were closest to him, particularly his family and friends. He will be missed by many.
He will be remembered fondly by many people. When our team won the County Cup and defeated NUWFC devs in our first season of competition for the cup, we are aware of the fact that it was a significant victory for Mark. This was our first season of competition for the cup.