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Armfield, James Christopher locked

CBE 2010 (OBE 2000)

Born Denton, Gtr Manchester 21 Sept. 1935; s of Christopher Armfield and Doris Armfield; m 1958, Anne Ashurst; two s ; died 22 Jan. 2018

DL; Technical Consultant, Football Association and Professional Footballers’ Association, since 1994; Sports Commentator, BBC, since 1980

Education

Arnold Sch., Blackpool

Career

Professional footballer, Blackpool FC, 1954–71; England Internat., 1959–66, World Cup, 1962, 1966; Manager: Bolton Wanderers FC, 1971–75; Leeds Utd FC, 1975–79; journalist and broadcaster, 1980–. Chm., Lancs Partnership Against Crime; President: Trinity Hospice of the Fylde; Age UK (formerly Age Concern), Blackpool; Patron, Lancs Outward Bound Assoc.; Vice Pres., Blackpool FC. Lay Canon and Mem. Council, Blackburn Cathedral Treas., St Peter’s PCC, Blackpool. DL 2005, High Sheriff, 2005–06, Lancs. Freeman of Blackpool, 2003. Hon. Fellow: Univ. of Central Lancs; Myerscough Coll. Hon. LLD Lancaster, 2011

Publications

Fighting Back, 1963; Right Back to the Beginning, 2004

Recreations

music (church organist), gardening, walking, crosswords

Address

41 Stonyhill Avenue, Blackpool FY4 1PR

(01253) 401663

jarmfield@thepfa.co.uk

Clubs

St Annes Old Links Golf