Cambridge FC has lost one of its keenest supporters with the death of Jerry Cullen whose links with the club go back to the early 1950s when he played first-team football.
Gerard Cullen, or Jerry as he was widely known, continued to follow the fortunes of the club long after he stopped playing, and in recent years attended first-team games with friend Eddie Bradley.
He died on Saturday January 16, 2021, aged 88.
Our club extends its condolences to the family and friends of a player and supporter who will be missed.
Though his regular spectator spot against the fence at John Kerkhof Park will not be filled this season, club visitors continue to be reminded of his involvement through the display of the framed first-team shirt he wore in the 1953 season, just five years after the formation of the club.
The shirt, with red and white quartered designed, was donated to the club some years ago and is displayed on the walls of the clubrooms.
Jerry Cullen (1932-2021)
A death notice in the Waikato Times reads:
CULLEN, Gerard (Jerry):
Passed away peacefully on Saturday 16 January 2021, aged 88 years. Much loved and loving husband of Val for 62 years. Loved father and father-in-law of James and Jennifer, Gaynor and Israel Wairau, and of the late Deborah. Cherished Pop of Joy and Seamus, and grandfather of Philippa, Jarrod and family. In accordance with the families wishes, a private interment has taken place.