John ‘Bru’ Bruscini

News | January 26, 2015

John Bruscini Funeral, Wed 4 February 2015

John 'Bru' Bruscini with his 50 Year Award medallion

John ‘Bru’ Bruscini with his 50 Year Award medallion

New Southgate Cemetery & Crematorium, Brunswick Park Road, New Southgate, London N11 1JJ, on Wednesday 4th February at 3:45pm.

The nearest tube station is Arnos Grove (Piccadilly line). Taxi rank opposite, or a 10 – 15 minute walk turning right out of station to large roundabout and exit into Brunswick Park Road.

The nearest main line station is New Southgate (trains from Kings Cross). A 15 minute walk turning left out of station up Station Road, at traffic lights turn right into Friern Barnet Road to large Brunswick Park Road.

A wake will be held at the Alexandra Park Club following the funeral. The club is located in the grounds of Alexandra Palace and Park.

The Racecouse Ground, Alexandra Park, Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7AX.

Tel: 020 8888 2122.

Directions from New Southgate Cemetery & Crematorium to Alexandra Park Club

With great sadness, we have learned of the death of John ‘Bru’ Bruscini on Sunday 25 January. His considerable innings closed at the age of 81 years. ‘Bru’ joined the AP Football Club in the 1953 – 54 season shortly after completing National Service a large part of which was served in Egypt. A couple of years later he joined the AP Cricket and Lawn Tennis Club. Thereafter, he remained a loyal ‘AP Man’ throughout his life.

On the football field, Bru played in the First Eleven before moving into the lower elevens where he captained the Second Eleven for several seasons. He regularly participated in both cricket and football tours. On the administrative front, Bru served AP Football Club variously as Chairman of Football Selection, Hon. Secretary and Chairman. The voluntary work all this entailed was recognised more widely when the President of the Southern Amateur League, Norman Bunton, presented Bru with The Football Association Commemorative Medallion Award recognising his 50 years service in the game.

Bru’s enormous contribution to the welfare of the AP Club was recognised by the Club’s members when he was elected a Vice-President of the AP Club in 1973. Subsequently, in recognition of his exceptional service, he was elevated to the status of an Honorary Life Member of the AP Club in 1990. Then, in 2007, Bru was elected Club President, serving the Club with distinction for four years.

We offer our deepest condolences to his family.