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Football club renames press box in honour of regional journalist

Victor GordonA football club have named their press box in honour of a regional journalist who died two months ago.

Portadown Football Club, in Northern Ireland, have bestowed the posthumous honour upon Victor Gordon, left, who spent most of his career with the Portadown Times and also edited the Armagh Guardian.

Victor followed Portadown’s fortunes during his 46 years as a Time reporter and, according to an article in the Belfast Telegraph, the club’s Shamrock Park stadium was considered his “second home”.

The official renaming and unveiling of a memorial plaque will take place at the press box on Tuesday 28 November, before Portadown face local rivals Glenavon in a Mid-Ulster Cup semi-final.

Victor was diagnosed with terminal liver cancer in August and died on 3 September, 18 months after his official retirement from the Times.

However, he had still freelanced for the paper until the weeks before his death.

His daughter Fiona said: “Victor would be delighted with this tribute and particularly appreciate it being unveiled at a game against the old enemy. He followed Portadown through thick and thin.”

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  • November 8, 2017 at 10:17 am

    A lovely tribute from the club and such a shame he had a short retirement. We won’t be hearing about the likes of him in 20 years, for sure.

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