Cambridge FC is mourning the death of Mathew (Matty) Terry, the former captain of the Red Devils Sunday League team.
He died last Sunday (December 8) in a motorcycle crash at Reporoa.
A long-time rugby player and coach, Matty Terry enjoyed the social side of Sunday football and members of the Devils team have been paying tribute to their team mate while he has been farewelled at the Nga Hau E Wha Community Marae.
On Thursday (December 12), his life will be celebrated in a service at the Leamington Rugby Club, Carlyle St, Leamington.
The service starts at 10am, with kai hakari from 1pm-6pm.
Devils member Eddie Roberts says football friends of Matty Terry can meet at 9.30am, at the end of Wordsworth St, and attend the funeral together.
Friends are encouraged to wear Devils or Cambridge FC shirts “as I know that’s what our captain would want us to do,” he said.
Nau mai haere mai ngā whānau, ngā hoa katoa (family and friends are welcome).
The Terry family have thanked those who have sent their condolences.
“We are very humbled by all of the love and support we have been receiving,” the family wrote in a message.
All communications to The Terry Family, c/- 3 Hallys Lane, Cambridge 3434.
Mathew (Matty) Terry
December 27, 1953 – December 8, 2019