The county is extremely sad to announce that Fred Hedley has passed away after a long illness.
Fred was a senior coach and coached many of the county’s archers and helped other coaches, over many years.
He was a member of Killingworth archers and coached all over the country.
He was a member of Tyne and Wear Metropolitan Fire Brigade, having started in Newcastle and Gateshead Fire service rescue and rose to Divisional Officer. He often used the experience he gained to help in archery.
He was a keen exponent of tug of war, and in his younger years often travelled to the Isle of Man to watch the TT.
Fred was always keen to chat to folk and was a friend to many, his tales were legendary.
Fred was greatly loved by everyone and he will be sadly missed.
Fred leaves his wife Silvia and stepson Anthony. Our deepest sympathies to them at this sad time.