Sally Devine - 1955 to 2011
IT is with
great sorrow that we have to announce to our readers the death, on
Wednesday, 19 January 2011, of Sally Devine, a well loved lady from
Formby, who, many of our readers will know has written sports
columns for us over the years and has supplied us with many top
quality photographs. Sally also developed a following by supplying
many others papers, and the Southport Football Club as well, with
her photographs. Despite suffering from cancer for two years, Sally
was well on her way to fulfilling her dream of being a fully
professional, accredited press photographer. She was also a loyal
supporter and colleague of Southport Football Club and her loss will
also be keenly felt by them as well as many in the media. When Sally
was not using her fantastic eye for action pictures, she worked in a
civilian capacity at Merseyside Police in the licensing department.
She had done this job for around 30 years and they have also said
that she will be greatly missed. Our editor, Patrick, met up with
her a few days before the last match she photographed and she was as
friendly as ever. She had a very positive attitude at the time.
Southport Football Club director Haydon Preece, on the day of the
match, was told by her that she felt fine as well, but sadly, 11
days later, she died in Liverpool's Women's Hospital. Haydon,
speaking on behalf of the Club, said that SFC were shocked and
saddened by the news and that she would be sadly missed.
“Sally was a real Southport fan who contributed towards the club,
showing professionalism and dedication in everything she did.”
We extend our sympathies to her partner, Craig Jackson, family and
friends at this sad time. As a tribute to her, there will be a
minute’s silence before kickoff at Southport’s home fixture against
York, on at 2pm and then a farewell tribute will be held at the
Grandstand Club in her beloved Haig Ave. Saturday, 29 January 2011.
The funeral will take place at Southport Crematorium on Monday, 31
These are just links to reports and photographs that she had done
for us over the years...
LINK - This link goes to the
"Southport FC v Sheffield Wednesday" A game she was
over the moon to have photographed and the last one she snapped for
► Open Golf - 1st Day Of Competition - Update 1 - July 2008 -
Working for us as a national reporter and also as our paper
► Warehouse In Southport Is Re-Opened - May 2010 -
LINK - Sandgrounders V Bradford -
Southport v Hyde - November 2004 -
LINK - Southport FC announce new
manager... January 2007
LINK - Junior Open Gets Inspiration
(Golf event) in July 2008
LINK - SOUTHPORT FC V FRICKLEY FC
24 APRIL 2004
► 20 August 2004 - Southport FC V Vauxhall FC -
► Southport V Wigan Athletic (Friendly) - 26 July 2003 -
► SOUTHPORT FAIL TO CAPITALISE March 2003 -
LINK - This was one of the
very of the first reports she did for us.
Also please visit:-
southportfc.net to see many
more photos and also the Southport FC's tribute.
Liverpool to host International Tournament
at least table football - will be coming home to Liverpool this
February. The city has been selected to host one of England’s
biggest tournaments of 2011.
The city will be displaying another
aspect of its cultural wealth, when on Friday, 4 February to Sunday,
6 February 2011, the British Foosball Association will be holding an
internationally recognised table football tournament in Riley’s Pool
Hall, Bolton Street. Champions from across the globe have been
invited, with countries such as Germany, Lithuania, Italy, Cameroon
and Holland already confirming that they will be sending players
over to compete.
Tournament Director and BFA secretary Joe Bundy says:-
"Liverpool has always been a great place to host tournaments. We
have a great venue and the people of Liverpool are always friendly
to the competitors. This makes for a great atmosphere and means that
the Liverpool tournament is always a date to keep free in the
calendar. For this reason it was an easy decision to award this
tournament with international recognition."
Members of the public are welcome to come along to watch and even
test their skills against some of the best players in the world.
Events begin at 6pm Friday evening and continue through to Sunday
afternoon. More information go to:-
with the Vikings
Vikings are pleased to offer an exciting opportunity to 10 of its
fans. In mid-February, Denis Betts, his 36 man squad and entire
backroom team will all be assembling at the Stobart Stadium Halton,
to pose for the cameras at its annual photo shoot for 2011. And, for
just £50 you could be lining up alongside them. Included in the
price is a framed 10x8 image, which will act as a permanent memento
of your special day. Places are offered on a strictly “first
come; first served” basis, so don’t delay and contact the
club as soon as possible, cal them on:- 0151 495 2250 or you can