Details regarding the funeral of former player George McIntyre, who passed away at the age of 91 in January, have been confirmed by the family - everyone will be welcome to the service.
George was a proud and popular member of our Former Players Association, attending the monthly gatherings at Poolfoot regularly. Everybody at Fleetwood Town wishes to extend their sincere condolences to George’s family and friends at this very sad time.
George started his football career at his local club Coupar Angus in Scotland before moving to Kilmarnock. He then moved to the Fylde Coast during his National Service with the RAF based at Kirkham and started playing for Blackpool’s reserve and A teams.
He stayed on the coast after his discharge from the RAF and joined Fleetwood FC, making his debut in October 1953. He was a regular in the Fleetwood side throughout the following eight seasons, making his final Fleetwood appearance at the end of the 1960-61 season. In total George amassed 307 first-team appearances for Fleetwood, mainly as a left-back, scoring 20 goals.
The funeral will take place at Lytham Crematorium (Regent Avenue, Lytham St Annes, FY8 4AB) on Friday 24 February at 2pm. This will be followed at Fylde Rugby Club (Woodlands Memorial Ground, Blackpool Road, Lytham St Annes, FY8 4EL) where refreshments wil be provided.
The family has insisted that all will be welcome throughout the day and if anyone wishing to attend has a sports tie, or a badge relating to sport, please wear this as George loved wearing those and was proud of his affiliation with Fleetwood Town and the local area. They have also mentioned do not bring flowers, instead they would prefer donations to the British Lung Foundation.