Vale John Van Hoek

John Van Hoek at the naming of Ashfield’s grandstand in 2013.

 Thursday, July 21, 2016 Football West

Ashfield stalwart and friend of football John Van Hoek passed away peacefully in the company of family on Wednesday morning.

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The former Ashfield president was one of the club’s most dedicated servants, a fact recognised with the naming of the John M Van Hoek grandstand at the club in 2013.

Van Hoek was born in Holland and grew up in Den Bosch before moving to Melbourne in 1954.

He moved to Ashfield in 1966 and in 1976 he coached the newly formed Ashfield Dynamo club.

In the following decades Van Hoek made a ceaseless contribution to the club and the sport in the decades that followed.

Football West extends sympathies to Norma and the entire Van Hoek family.