The Hampton Rovers Amateur Football Club mourns the passing of Milton Beattie on Monday November 14.
Milton was a stalwart of the club who could always be seen at home games, and almost all away games, with his mate Dickie Prideaux, no matter how far they had to travel.
Milton played a total of 265 games for the Rovers from U19’s in 1955 through to Seniors and Reserves before retiring in 1972. He is a Life Member and “three-peat” Reserves premiership captain (1967 to 1969). He also captained the twos in 1966.
Milton was also a stalwart of the Hampton RSL Bowling Club, started in 1992 playing at his much-loved lead position. He played more than 450 Saturday Pennant games with 427 of them in his favourite position. He was third in the all-time games list and on top in the all-time lead position. Milton won the Proportional Hcp Club Championship in the 2003/04 season and also won the Pairs with Don McGregor the same year.
We will all miss hearing his well-known, painful cry, of ‘’Ooohhhh Rovers’’ the next time a mark is dropped or handpass is missed at a Hampton Rovers game.
The club’s deepest sympathy goes out to Judy, Jacquie, Tarsh and the extended family.
Milton’s funeral will be held at WD Rose Chapel, 139 Marriage Road Brighton, on Tuesday November 22nd at 2:30 pm, with refreshments thereafter at the Hampton RSL.
R.I.P. Milton. Gone but never forgotten.