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In Memoriam: Kev Cumming

18 June 2021

Scunthorpe United is saddened to learn of the passing of former long serving groundsman Kev Cumming.

He began working for the club in September 1998, joining former Head Groundsman Graham Colby at the Iron after both previously worked for the council on the Brigg Recreation pitches. By that time, Graham had seven years under his belt with Scunthorpe, while Kev was leaving a job at the steelworks.

Kev was assistant groundsman at the club for 17 years before leaving in 2015, working tirelessly to keep the pitches in good condition for training and matchdays. He will be remembered as a very hardworking and kind member of the team.

Speaking in an interview for the programme in his final year in the role, he said: "I always enjoyed being outside and my initial experiences helped me when I came to Scunthorpe. The feedback we get is one of the best parts of the job.

"It takes a lot of hard work from everybody for that win to come together. We get a great deal of satisfaction when we've done all we can to get a game to go ahead."

The thoughts and condolences of everyone at the club are with Kev's family and friends.


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