Martin Etchells

It is with great sadness that Sportshall Associates shares the news of the death of Martin Etchells who sadly passed away on 6th September 2020 after a long and courageous battle.

Martin has shown his love for athletics throughout his life. He worked for many years as Sports Development Officer in Tower Hamlets introducing children across the Borough to Sportshall Athletics and traditional Track and Field activities.

He became well known as a commentator at national athletic events but always remained willing to help out at children’s events such as Sportshall and the AAA Tom Pink Relays, travelling the length and breadth of the country to do so.

After moving to Sussex, he became deeply involved helping at county events and served as County Treasurer for many years.

In 2010 he became Treasurer of the AAA and continued in this post until ill health forced him to retire at in March this year.

Martin has been a loyal, reliable servant to athletics and he will be sorely missed by all.

He will forever be part of the Sportshall Associates team and we would like to send our thoughts and best wishes to Diane and family.