Vale John McLafferty
It is with the deepest regret that we have to pass on the news that Spirit FC's Technical Director, John McLafferty, died suddenly on Wednesday from a heart attack. He was 56 years of age. The Football and greater community have lost one of its finest.
John brought a lifetime of Football experience, from around the world and high level clubs, to his role as Spirit FC Technical Director and premiership winning Head Coach.
A brilliant football mind and a superb communicator made John the perfect Technical Director. His ability to nurture, influence, motivate and connect with players, no matter their age, was a rare gift.
John is held in the highest esteem by his coaching peers, those he mentored and officials he worked with, both in the Spirit FC and GHFA community.