Keith Tewkesbury RIP

Everyone at Leopards was shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of long-time supporter and volunteer Keith Tewkesbury on Saturday.

Keith, 53, was one of the Leopards fans who helped save the club in 2004 and had been the Big Cats’ matchday announcer for many years as well assisting with producing the statistics.

Keith was part of Leopards, he sat in the stands with the old club, helped save the club when it looked like they were gone and worked to ensure that we continued to be a successful NBL club. When we won trophies, he was celebrating with the team on the court and when we had tough times his support and help was unwavering. His love for our clubs was clear to see.

Keith leaves a massive void at Leopards, and it’s not an exaggeration to say that he is irreplaceable. He was a huge part of our club. Everyone at the club would like to send their condolences to Keith’s wife Sharon and his daughters Cece and Dominica.

Rest In Peace Keith. Forever a Leopard.

Dave Ryan on behalf of Essex & Herts Leopards