It is with great sadness that we advise you of the passing of John Wotton after a difficult 3 year battle with Motor Neurone Disease. John was well known and loved by many at AP and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. We send our condolences to John’s partner Anna, his two daughters and family.
Always a character, John will be fondly remembered for his larger than life personality and inane ability to bring a smile to the faces of all around him. John first joined AP in the early 1990’s and his ability soon shone out as he made his way into the First Team, anyone who played with him will reflect on what a skilful player he was and not many games went by without John performing his party piece the ‘nutmeg’ on one of his opponents. That by means does justice to John’s ability, as he majestically orchestrated many an AP midfield during two spells at the club. Never one to conform, John’s individuality was occasionally frown upon, but this made him all the more lovable to all his mates. John also played for Old Aloysians, Old Tollingtonians and Wood Green Old Boys during his career, and had many friends in all those clubs. AP Club dinners were always that much more entertaining when John was amongst the speakers, John’s humour would have his victims squirming in their chairs and everyone else in raucous laughter. AP were truly blessed to have John amongst its midst.
John’s funeral will take place this coming Friday 5th October at Roman Catholic Church of St. Joseph, Highgate Hill, London N19 5NE at 2pm, and then
3.30pm 3pm at St. Marylebone Crematorium, East End Road, Finchley N2 0RZ. There will be a celebration of John’s life at the Great Northern Railway Tavern, 67 High Street, Hornsey N8 7QB. All John’s friends are welcome to attend and give him a fitting send off.
Saturday 13th October is Old Members Day and we would like to invite all John’s friends down to AP to watch some of John’s old team mates play in the Veterans Cup against local rivals Winchmore Hill. Please make an effort to come and have a few drinks and reminisce on the times we enjoyed with John.