Croydon mourn loss of Club Legend


Croydon Football Club are sad to announce the death of Andy Hillburn, who died at home on 30 December. He was 63.

Andy was Croydon FC’s Match Secretary since the early 1990’s, was recently made Life President, and was a previous Chairman for a brief period a few years ago.

He was a supporter of the club for most of his life, the first game he watched was against Windsor and Eton in 1971.

In fact, he had only missed one Croydon game in forty years, watching every Croydon match since 1988.

Having been Match Secretary since the early 90’s, he made many friends in non- league circles, and there were around a hundred tributes sent to the club.

As well as his responsibilities for Croydon, he was also a Vice President and for 37 years a Fixture Secretary for Trinity Rugby (formerly Old Mid-Whitgiftians).

He loved his sport, as well as football and rugby was a member of Surrey and Sussex Cricket Clubs and of Plumpton Race Course.

His last match was Croydon v Rochester United where he saw his beloved Trams win 1-0.

Away from sport, Andy lived in Croydon all his life apart from his years at Exeter University. After university, he was a civil servant at the Land Registry and was making plans to retire this year.

Andy played a massive part in Croydon’s history and is greatly missed.


Andrew Hillburn 1959-2022

At our match at home to Larkfield & New Hythe this Saturday 7th January, we will pay tribute to our late Life President, Andy Hillburn.

We would love as many as possible to come down to raise a glass and watch the match in celebration of Andy’s life and incredible service to the club.