We are deeply saddened to report the death of Judith Wood, who passed away peacefully at home on Saturday 17 April, with family around her.
Judith first became involved with the club when her husband Dennis started playing for us in the 1980’s – and indeed he was to become club captain for the 1986/87 season. Judith found herself working behind the bar but went on to do so much more as de facto clubhouse manager, shop supremo and kit purchaser, with the whole family – Dennis and their daughters Emma and Briony – all drawn in to work the bar. While Dennis kept the upstairs bar running, Judith was in charge downstairs and was very much the public face of the club for visiting supporters in the main bar for 21 years, before having to give up the position in 2018 due to illness. Along the way, she helped raise significant amounts of money for various charities and was always ready to offer an ear or a helping hand. She was a big personality at the club and will be sorely missed by many, not just at Wharfedale but among the many visiting supporters she welcomed every year.
We send our deepest condolences to Dennis, Emma and Briony at this difficult and sad time.