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SANDY KENNON: 1933-2015

18 August 2015

Club mourns loss of popular former goalkeeper

NORWICH City were saddened to learn of the passing of former goalkeeper and Hall of Fame member Sandy Kennon on Monday at the age of 81.

Kennon, born in Johannesburg, South Africa, joined the Club in 1959 from Huddersfield Town and featured in the team's famous run to the FA Cup semi-finals later that year after regular number one Ken Nethercott suffered a dislocated shoulder.

He assumed the jersey on a permanent basis when Nethercott left for Wisbech Town, going on to help the team to promotion to the Second Division in 1960.

Kennon played in every round of the League Cup in 1962 as the Canaries claimed the trophy, beating Rochdale across the two-legged final that May.

He left City in 1964 having made a total of 255 appearances, and following spells at Colchester United and Lowestoft Town, Kennon retired in 1970 at the age of 36.

His association with Norwich City continued in his role as a host on matchdays at Carrow Road, during which time he became a good friend to fans and colleagues. Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.

The Club will pay tribute to Sandy before their match against Stoke City this Saturday by holding a minute's applause in his memory, with Sandy's wife Norma, son Gary and daughter Elizabeth guests at Carrow Road.

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