The funeral of former Headlands School, Kingsdown School and New College teacher John Hurst is taking place at Garsdon Church in Malmesbury, at 4pm on Friday.

Mr Hurst, 69, who lived in Milbourne, died of a heart attack on April 26, hours after going to watch his beloved Exeter City play at St James’ Park.

He represented the University of Wales, coached football teams at the schools where he taught and helped set up Swindon Town Football Club Youth Academy.

The side had links with New College who also shared a similar relationship with Forest Green Rovers.