Monday, June 19, 2017

Former Player Eric Tomkins Has Died

Sad news has reached Club Historian Ron Parrott of the passing away of another former player and local lad who played for his home town club between 1956/57 and 1962/63. 
Ron recalls, “Eric Tomkins was a stocky, strong-tackling full-back, who was equally at home in either the left-back or right-back position. A whole-hearted player, he always gave 100% and was very popular with supporters”
Born Hereford March 1938, died Malvern June 2017

Local lad Eric spent several seasons with Hereford Lads Club and represented England in a boys club international whilst with the Widemarsh Common outfit. A strong-tackling full-back, he signed for United in the summer of 1956 and went on to make 158 first-team appearances during his seven seasons at Edgar Street. Eric was a civil servant, who worked in Malvern and upon leaving Hereford, he turned out regularly for Malvern Town before finally hanging up his boots.

Eric will be sadly missed by all.