Guernsey football stalwart Dave Dorey dies

Dave Dorey leading the Guernsey Island Games team in the opening ceremony in the 2005 Games in Shetland
Image caption Mr Dorey served as chairman of the Guernsey Island Games Association

Tributes have been paid to one of Guernsey football's most respected administrators.

Dave Dorey, former secretary of the Guernsey FA and a past chairman of the Guernsey Island Games Association, died on Monday after a long illness.

He has also been remembered for his time as club secretary at Vale Recreation during the 1980s, which some say was the club's footballing hey-day.

Long-time friend Tony Blondel said he would be sadly missed.

Mr Blondel, who worked alongside Mr Dorey at Vale Rec, said: "He's really irreplaceable. He served in so many capacities, in the old days on the youth development committee he planned trips.

"Vale Rec went to Anjou, played and won a big European competition, [there were] tours for the under-18s for them to progress and gave the chance for our better juniors to be looked at at clubs over on the mainland.

"A very generous man, not only with his time and effort but in other ways as well."

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