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Jim Chalmers – A Sad And Great Loss To Us All At The FSOA

It is with the greatest of sadness that I have to inform you of the shock passing of Jim Chalmers, who had a cardiac arrest on Saturday 10 August 2019.

Jim, as you know was in many ways the pioneer of the FSOA a trusted friend and often the go-to colleague if we needed any help or assistance. He kept himself at the forefront of the football safety profession and continued to attend our conferences even at times when his personal life may have taken preference.

He was a true inspiration to all of us who knew him and worked with him.

The funeral arrangements have not yet been made but we will keep you informed once we get the information.

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  • David Stent
    David Stent

    A great man, true gentleman and inspiration to many. RIP Jim.

    12th August 2019 at 12:49 pm
  • Steve Fanthorpe
    Steve Fanthorpe

    Very very sad to hear of the passing of Jim. One of life’s true gentlemen. I first met Jim many years ago as I was the new safety officer at Stevenage FC when we were in the conference. At the FSOA annual dinner, following the formal part of the meal he invited me over to his “lower league” table and we chatted for the rest of the evening, him giving advice and encouragement. When ever I rang him he always had time to talk. A great loss to the FSOA. My thoughts are with his family.

    12th August 2019 at 4:11 pm
  • Andrew Bradbury
    Andrew Bradbury

    ..such sad and sudden news. I will always remember Jim as a true gentleman, mentor and inspiration. Speaking as somebody who was on the fringe of the industry trying to break in he nevertheless still had plenty of time and words of encouragement for me. I am confident he will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him.

    14th August 2019 at 7:40 pm
  • Sharon Cicco
    Sharon Cicco

    Absolutely devastated to hear this news. Jim was such a kind and supportive person, he was a true mentor and friend
    A true gentleman, i will miss him

    17th August 2019 at 7:36 am
  • AlanKerslake
    AlanKerslake

    Jim Chalmers what can you say a fantastic supporter of the safety officer and the organisation
    a true gentleman who championed the causes of all involved in safety at all events
    he will be truly missed by all involved in the safety industry

    19th August 2019 at 12:50 pm

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