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Ronnie Brookes R.I.P.

Norwich Career: Youth Team Coach (late 1970s-early 1980s)
Current Club: Deceased
Date of Birth:  
Nationality: English


Ronnie was in charge of the Norwich City youth team at the end of the 1970s and early 1980s. He was responsible for the development of Justin Fashanu, Peter Mendham and Mark Barham.

After working at Norwich Lads Club, he retired when it was closed down. His links with the lads club means that he works with John Fashanu in promoting and marketing Norwich boxer Herbie Hide.

Brookes was also a Norwich City Councillor, a Norfolk County Councillor, and a magistrate. He was a staunch member of the Labour Party and served as Sheriff of Norwich in 1974.

He passed away from cancer, aged 78, at his home in Hevingham on 4th January 2010

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