Keith Potter

Date published: Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A large congregation from the local sporting and business world paid their last respects to former Oldham Rugby League Club vice-chairman Keith Potter at a service of remembrance in Oldham Parish Church on Friday (Dec 28).

Mr Potter, a lifelong fan of the club, died on December 13, aged 75.
He served on the club committee at Watersheddings for several years in the 1980s and was vice-chairman in a memorable 1986-87 season.
Among former club officials at the funeral service were Cyril Farnworth, renowned for signing the then Great Britain Test prop Terry Clawson from Leeds for £3,750 in 1973, and two who served on the committee when Mr Potter was vice-chairman, David Lord and Eddie Bayliss, now chairman of the Saddleworth Cricket League.
Although the club he supported from boyhood went into voluntary liquidation in 1997, Mr Potter retained his interest in the club that succeeded it, Oldham RLFC (1997) Ltd, and attended Roughyeds’ games home and away until the end of last season only four months ago.
Outside of family, business and Oldham Rugby, he was passionate about motoring and dining out and was a connoisseur of French wines and cuisine, as a regular visitor to restaurants across the Channel.