Football club pays tribute to popular Godmanchester man

Godmanchester Rovers chairman pays tribute to Mick Gould who died on Sunday

Godmanchester Rovers chairman pays tribute to Mick Gould who died on Sunday - Credit: Archant

A MAN who died at a gym on Sunday (June 23) will “be missed by the whole of Godmanchester”.

Mick Gould, of London Road, Godmanchester, suffered a heart attack at LA Fitness in Huntingdon on Sunday morning. Despite receiving CPR for nearly an hour, he died at the scene.

Mr Gould, 63, had been involved at Godmanchester Rovers for 25 years and five years ago was named president.

Keith Gabb, chairman of the football club, told The Hunts Post: “He was Godmanchester through and through and was just a generous bloke. Mick was not really a football man but he was always supportive of Godmanchester youth and Godmanchester football and would do anything he could. He was one of our biggest sponsors.

“The league was very concerned about our changing rooms and the fact we didn’t have appropriate showers and we could have been chucked out of the league or relegated, but Mick built us a new changing room to help us out.”

Mr Gabb added: “We will talk to his family and see if there is a charity they want to support and we will put on a match for him. We have had matches against Arsenal, Chelsea and Aston Villa old boys for Papworth and Macmillan nurses and Mick was always the first to support the event.

“He will be sadly missed by the club and the whole of Godmanchester.”

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Outside of football, Mr Gabb said that apart from his wife Viv and family, who he was devoted to, he loved his job as a builder and would regularly visit a mobile home on the coast.

An LA Fitness spokesman said: “Everyone at LA Fitness would like to extend their sincere condolences to Mr Gould’s family and friends at this sad time and we will continue to be in touch with his family to offer any further assistance they may require.”