A Message & Tribute to Tom from Russell Grant & The FMS
Mon 06 Sep 2004 
Club news item

Dear Peter

I have just been made aware of the awful and senseless tragedy that Tom became a victim of.

Having heard all week about the murder whilst working in Scarborough it was brought home to me all the more when I read the news report sent to me by Jeff Barnes.

I cannot tell you how much my heart goes out to you, Pacific CC and Tom's loved one. If there is any comfort in the good die young - which I suspect not - then Tom was most certainly a good and kind man. However, in a current day and age when this kind of medieval behaviour is becoming more the norm I have no doubt all of us would swap the life of Tom for the lowlife who caused this sad and devastating loss to you all in a thrice.

With your permission the FMS would like to name the Middlesex Federation Shield - The Tom Brown Shield. If this is acceptable would you please join us on September 11th at the Final between Brondesbury Eagles and Potters Bar or Ham & Petersham @ Winchmore Hill CC so that someone can present the Shield to the winners - we leave who that 'someone' should be to your good selves as you know best.

I/We can only offer you the hand of friendship if and when it is needed,

take care

with love from us all at this time of your great loss,

Russell Grant and the Federation of Middlesex Sports Directors and Members.