It was with great sadness that the Middlesex Football Association learned of the passing of our former Honorary Member, Don Palmer OBE. Don passed away on 28th December 2020 after a period of ill-health.
Don was a maths teacher who taught for decades at St Clement Danes School, which he joined in 1955. He became acting Headmaster of the Grammar School in Hammersmith while the school - which traces its history back to 1862 - was transitioning into an all-ability, co-educational school in Chorleywood, Hertfordshire. He also found the time to write several maths textbooks. The Hammersmith site became the Burlington Danes Church of England School and Don continued to teach there.
Don had a lifelong passion for football and was a qualified coach, a referee and a diligent administrator whose contributions and local, county and national level saw him recieve virtually every honour that could be bestowed upon a volunteer within schools' football.
For more about Don and his support of schools football within Middlesex, the full article can be found on the Middlesex Schools FA Website.