Yeovil Town is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former commercial manager and popular figure Alan Skirton at the age of 80.
Joining the club in 1981 from Bath City to start a 21-year association with the Glovers, Alan went on to make his mark in both a professional capacity and as a much-loved member of the Yeovil family.
Starting out his career in football as a player with Arsenal, the talented winger also enjoyed successful spells with Blackpool, Bristol City, Torquay United and Weymouth as well as a stint in South Africa with Durban City.
After hanging up his boots and moving into the commercial world of football, Alan successfully undertook rolls at both Weymouth and Bath City prior to moving to South Somerset and the original Huish Park.
On top of masterminding the commercial revolution at YTFC which saw millions of pounds raised during his time in command, Alan became the voice of matchday for Town fans and an integral part of things at the club.
In charge of the tannoy at the old Huish the much-loved staff member was part of the move to the new ground in his second decade at the club before retiring in 2002.
Still working on a consultancy basis afterward, Alan was still a regular on matchdays and was in the stands as the green and whites ended a 108-year wait to enter the Football League in 2003.
Staying in close contact with many figures at Huish Park, the thoughts of everyone at Yeovil Town Football Club are with Alan's wife Jane, his son Andrew and all of the Skirton family.