Everyone at Scarborough Athletic is sad to learn of the death of former Scarborough FC player Dick Hewitt earlier this week aged 74.
Photo courtesy of The Scarborough News
Born at Moorthorpe, near Pontefract in 1943, Hewitt was a clever and industrious inside-forward who achieved selection for West Riding Boys and England Boys' Clubs growing up, before beginning his career with Huddersfield Town upon turning professional in 1961.
After three years with the Terriers, Dick went on to enjoy a spell at Barnsley, then going on to join York in March 1969 and remaining at the Minstermen for three full seasons. Whilst at Barnsley and York, Dick enjoyed promotion to the Third Division of the Football League with both clubs.
Dick then moved to Scarborough until he finished his career, starting 214 games, including 8 as a substitute and scoring 19 goals. Known as the Midfield Schemer, he played a key part of the FA Trophy winning Boro side at Wembley in 1973, before settling in the town with his growing family.
"A dream ambition fulfilled, that's what Wembley means"
Dick Hewitt (Bottom left) celebrates winning the FA Trophy with Scarborough FC at Wembley in 1973
Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.
Hewitt’s funeral will take place on October 23 at 2pm at Woodlands Crematorium
Please join in with a minute's applause just before kick-off on Saturday in memory of Dick.
Reaction from friends on social media:
That news is so sad. A brilliant player but most of all a true gentleman. Sincere condolences to all his family
Used to walk down to Bootham Crescent to watch him when I was a lad. Great player and top bloke.
Great guy ..great football player .....true sportsman ...hugs to all close to him xxx