EVERYONE AT THE TOTTENHAM TRIBUTE TRUST WAS SADDENED TO HEAR OF THE RECENT PASSING OF OUR FORMER PLAYER ROGER HOY.
Roger came through our Academy and played 12 games for the Club under Bill Nicholson between 1965-68 before transferring to Crystal Palace.
After retiring from football, Roger and his wife Julia emigrated to New South Wales, Australia
Following the last match at White Hart Lane in May 2017, where the Club’s shirt sponsor AIA generously agreed to allow the TTT logo be placed alongside their name on the players’ match shirts and warm up tops, Julia contacted us and advised that Roger was suffering with Lewy’s Body dementia.
We were quickly able to arrange some help which continued for the rest of his life.
In November 2017, Julia was accompanied by her brother and her grandson, who follow in the family tradition of supporting Spurs and were guests at Wembley for the game against Roger’s former side Crystal Palace.
Speaking to the TTT after Roger’s death, Julia said, “I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at the TTT for the great amount of help you gave me during Roger’s final years. Please also thank Club Chairman Daniel Levy for taking time out of his busy schedule to personally write to me. His thoughts are much appreciated. Thank you all for your friendship.”
Our thoughts are extended to Julia and her family at this sad time.
The Tottenham Tribute Trust, a registered charity, was established by the Club and founder Trustees in 2002 and is the first of its kind. It is run by a board of independent, voluntary Trustees, often in conjunction with the work of the PFA. The TTT has quietly and compassionately assisted dozens of former players and staff in difficult times, alleviating need, offering assistance and providing much welcomed support.
You can help our former players by donating via our website at www.tottenhamtt.org/tottenham-tribute-trust-donations/