A MAN who almost completed every job at Guiseley AFC has sadly passed away at the age of 88.

Life member Norman Jukes had many former roles at Nethermoor including being part of the committee, reserve team manager, director and groundsman.

The retired farmer played professionally for Huddersfield Town (1951-53) and York City (1953-55).

He was the twelfth man, the only reserve in the days where there were no substitutes, for York in their famous FA Cup semi-final against Newcastle United in 1954.

The first match at Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough, in front of 65,000 people, ended in a 2-2 draw then the Magpies won the replay at Roker Park to reach the final.

Farming locally Norman started a long involvement with the Lions, firstly joining the committee and then becoming manager of the reserve team.

He always insisted that Guiseley ‘was not just the first team’.

Former chairman Phil Rogerson said: "Norman made sure a committee man had to travel with the (reserve) team and fortunately this was done on a rota basis as no one looked forward to travelling to the matches with Norman in his estate car as it stank of the farm!”

Norman was a loyal servant to the club and he served as a director for a number of years from January 1997, making some investment in the club.

The tales of him are legendary including the one where he was away when the TV filming of ‘Playing The Field’ took place.

In his absence Phil and Michael Hill had to mark out the pitch for filming but unbeknown to them Norman’s tape measure had a yard missing and thus all the markings were out.

The thoughts of everyone at Guiseley are with his family and friends at this time. Funeral details will be published when known.