Keith Compton

Keith Compton - Sad Loss Of Derbyshires Mr Football

Derbyshire FA
Keith Compton has passed away aged 81.

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Keith Compton FA Life Vice-President, DCFA Life Member and former Chief Executive Officer & Director.

After a difficult year with his health Keith passed away on the early evening of Tuesday 18th December. Our thoughts are with those that he held dear to his heart and the football community that knew him and worked with him for over 60 years.

Keith had been involved in football for many years through his involvement as a volunteer with the Alfreton & District Sunday League and in 1988 became the DCFA Association Secretary and representative to FA Council whereby he served until 2010 and was appointed an FA Life Vice-president. 

funeral details

Please be advised of the following arrangements for the funeral of Keith William Compton.

Date:                     Friday 18th January 2019

Time:                     12:00 noon

Venue:                 St Martins of Tours Church, Church Lane, Alfreton, Derby, DE55 7AA
Venue Afterwards:         Alfreton Town Football Club, Impact Arena, North Street, Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 7FZ

Please note the following with regards to Car Parking at the Church:
Parking is available at the Alfreton Leisure Centre, Church Street, Alfreton, DE55 7BD on the left just past the Church but the following would need to be adhered to in order to ensure that a parking fine is not given:

Please park in one of the Leisure Centre marked spaces and then call into the Leisure Centre Reception to get a parking ticket, and say that you have come for the funeral at St Martins.  Without it you may be fined. Whether or not you are charged for the parking fee depends on the member of staff on duty.

Otherwise there is parking at Rogers Lane at the end of the High Street (which is on the way to Alfreton Town FC) or Tesco’s on King Street.  All other on street parking in the immediate vicinity is limited to 30 mins.

It would be obliged if you can confirm your attendance in to order to help with the numbers for catering at Alfreton Town FC by emailing

If there are any memories or words that you wish to be shared please advise before Monday 14th January by email or upload on the following link: 

For any persons wishing to make a donation in Keith’s memory please see link to his Obituary page (above) providing chosen charities and how a donation can be made. Memories and words and photos can be uploaded to this page also to keep in his memory.