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Prominent businessman and former Stamford AFC chairman Vic Couzens has died




Prominent businessman and former Stamford AFC chairman Vic Couzens has died.

Vic ran his own construction company for more than 30 years and the name V Couzens Stamford is still well-known in the area.

Vic started his construction company in the 1980s and in November 2010, he went into partnership with three others including Anthony Golding who still runs the Langtoft-based firm today.

Vic Couzens pictured at the Mercury Business Awards in 2010 (44064038)
Vic Couzens pictured at the Mercury Business Awards in 2010 (44064038)

Vic retired from the firm in February 2012 although he was still a regular visitor until his health stopped him from doing so a couple of years later.

He was a proud supporter of the area, sponsoring many awards including the Mercury Business Awards.

Paying tribute, the Daniels said Vic was a great supporter of the club for more than 30 years. He joined the board of directors in 1981 and was chairman when Stamford visited Wembley in 1984 in the FA Vase.

The Daniels old ground at Wothorpe Road bore his name for many seasons including the final year in 2014.

The Daniels said in a statement: "He helped with the installation of the floodlights at Wothorpe Road as well as helping to extend the clubhouse.

Vic Couzens in an image issued by Stamford Daniels (44064040)
Vic Couzens in an image issued by Stamford Daniels (44064040)

"He regularly attended games both at Wothorpe Road and at the Zeeco stadium until unfortunately his failing health prevented him attending in the last couple of seasons.

"He also supported other local football teams including Blackstones and Spalding United.

"Our condolences go out to his wife Yvonne and all his family."

If you'd like to pay tribute to Vic, email: smeditor@stamfordmercury.co.uk



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