Staines Town FC extends it sympathy to the family and many friends of Roy Nairn, who sadly passed away on 24th August.
Roy’s funeral takes place at the Breakspear Crematorium, Harefield, on Wednesday 6th September at 1pm, and afterwards at the Fox Public House.
Roy, who was born in Hanwell, played for Brentford and Yiewsley as a youngster, and then for his army unit during his national service. Upon demob, he appeared for Wembley, before beginning a long association with Slough Town, where he played throughout the 1960s, often alongside his brother Alec.
At the start of the 1969/70 season, Ken Ballard brought him to Staines Town from Slough, and he played in the First Team consistently in the first half of that season, scoring two goals, including the one that famously eliminated Hayes from the FA Cup – quite a scalp for the then Spartan League ‘Swans’.
Although he continued to appear in the Reserves over the next three seasons, he moved into coaching, and was Reserve team Manager at Wheatsheaf Lane from 1971, helping to bring on players from the Juniors such as Chris Wainwright, Eamonn Manners, and Eric Young. By the end of Ken Ballard’s 11 seasons as Manager, Roy was assisting with First Team management, and he then followed Ken to Kingstonian, before moving in 1982 to Hanwell Town, where he would spend the rest of his career in football, as a coach and then on the committee until his death.
Staines Town First Team Record:
20 appearances + 1 unused sub