Sad news that former Fell player Mick Richens passed away on Xmas day after a long battle with cancer. His funeral is on Tuesday 17th January, 2pm at South Shields Crematorium. Mick was one of a trio of police lads who played at the time in the Fell 1st team, the others Brian Nicholson & Eric Mock. A great character who hailed from Gloucester originally but settled up here in South Shields after serving in the Royal Navy then joined Northumbria Police. Our thoughts are with his family. May he rest in peace.