Burnham Football Club says farewell to Malcolm Higton (1944-2023)

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our previous Chairman and Club President Malcolm Higton.

Malcolm played for the club, became manager and sustained a 28 year tenure as Club Chairman before stepping down in April 2018 due to ill health.

A private service was held on the 20th February at St Mary’s Church, Hitcham. Followed by a small gathering consisting of family and close friends at Burnham Football Club afterwards.

Those who attended included ex-Club Trustee Keith Bryant, ex-Club Treasurer Rod Saunders and ex-Club Secretary/ club historian Michael Boxall. All of which have a very long association with the club.

Malcolm (78) leaves his wife Carole, daughter Julie and granddaughter Gabriella behind with many fond memories. We are certain those within the ‘football family’, will join everyone at Burnham Football Club in sending their sincere condolences to Carole and his family at this time.

Our first team’s home match on Saturday the 25th March 2023 against Virginia Water FC will be played in Malcolm’s memory, as a mark of respect for his 50 year association with the club.

Timeline for Malcolm Higton at Burnham Football Club

First match at Burnham FC
16th September 1964, Burnham Reserves 5 – 1 Great Kingshill Reserves
Scorers: Downing x 2, Simpson x 2, Higton x 1

Second match
3rd October 1964, Marlow Rangers 1 – 4 Burnham
Scorers: Groom, Higton, Phare, Hayman

Last goal scored
18th November 1972, Oxford University Press 0 – 6 Burnham
Scorers: Stevens x 2, Claydon x 1, Higton x 1, Beavis x 1, Murray (Penalty)

Final appearance
14th April 1975, Burnham Reserves 3 – 2 Chipping Norton Town Reserves
Scorers: Joiner x 2, Marcham x 1

  • Player (from 1964)
  • Reserves Manager
  • Club Chairman (28 years)
  • Club President (from 2008)
  • Burnham Football Club Trustee (from 1983)

Press and media enquiries: Paul Butler, Burnham Football Club burnhamfc1878@gmail.com

You can also send use the same email address to send any tributes, personal anecdotes and memories relating to Malcolm’s time at Burnham FC and we will include them here.