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Football Association announce death of former Wimbledon and Brighton man

The Football Association has announced the untimely death on Tuesday of Steve Rooke at the age of 57.

Steve was the FA Registrations manager and will have been well-known and respected by administrators working within the game.

Steve was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in February 2013.

Steve began his career in football administration with Worthing FC combining his BBC Radio work with his other passion, football.

Steve moved into professional football administration with Brighton & Hove Albion, moving on to become club secretary at Wimbledon in 1992 at the start of the Premier League era where he remained until moving for a short spell with MK Dons.

He joined the Football Association from his role as CEO at the Manchester County FA in September 2007 to become Registrations manager, replacing the long-serving John Young.

Steve leaves behind a wife, Kathryn, daughter, Rachael, son Daniel and grandson Max.

Deepest sympathies to his family and friends from FTD


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