South back in the game with new Rocks role

POPULAR former owner and chairmen of Thurrock Football Club, Tommy South, has accepted an offer to become the new President at East Thurrock United.

South was the driving force behind the Ship Lane outfit from their conception as Essex Sports, then Purfleet FC before becoming Thurrock in 2003. 

Following Thurrock’s closure in 2018, South has been a regular spectator at Rookery Hill and was clearly delighted to be back involved in Football.

Speaking to, South said: “I would just like to say that I’m chuffed to have been invited to become president of the Rocks. I have many good friends amongst the new and previous management at the club, as well as supporters and past players. I have always been made very welcome when attending games at Rookery Hill.”

Meanwhile, Rocks Chairman, Steve Wiseman, enthused: “Like everyone at the club, I’m delighted to welcome Tommy on board. Apart from being a great guy to have around, his vast experience and non-league knowledge will be invaluable as the club moves positively forward into a new era.”


Brian Jeeves

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