The people running TFFC during
the 2017/18 season


Joined 1968

Administration, Club policies, discipline, fixtures, newsletter, Club literature, archives and records

Resides in Stanmore, Middlesex
A Co-Founder of the Club in 1968, Nigel played for Temple Fortune mostly in the early pre-league days, top scoring prior to the Club joining the MSFL in 1976 (before it was renamed MGBSFL in 2013). Had one season with Athletico Neasden in 1974 before qualifying as a London FA referee a year later. Has been Club Chairman continuously since 1976 and still actively governs the running of the Club. Has now completed 40 years of refereeing and has won well over 60 awards over the years including the MSFL Referee of the Year in 1998/99 and Masters League Referee of the Year in 2006/07 and 2010/11. Refereed an England v Scotland charity 7-a-side match at Wembley Stadium in 1988. In 2003/04 was awarded the Maccabi GB Lifetime Achievement in Sport Award and won the MSFL Team Secretary of the Year Trophy in 2008. Nigel refereed the MSFL Cyril Anekstein Cup Final in 1986 and was an assistant referee four times. He refereed the Henry Swerner Masters Cup Final in 2007, 2011 and 2016, and was an assistant referee on four occasions. Has refereed the Masters Division 2 Cup Final three times, including season 2016/17 and also refereed the MMFL/MGBSFL Invitation Cup Final in 2015. In March 2011, Nigel refereed the University of London Challenge Cup Final at the Bank of England ground. An Arsenal and Hendon supporter who is married with one daughter.

Joined 1987

Administration, assisting the Chairman, Old Boys Team management

Resides in Edgware, Middlesex
Defender. The oldest member of the Club, Nick joined Temple Fortune from Highgate Wanderers in 1987. He was Second Team Secretary for about four seasons before retiring from MSFL football a few years ago after breaking his leg at Bethune Park which put him out of action for a few years. Nick's next role on the Management Committee was to run the Old Boys and he has now completed 9 seasons as manager of the Old Boys team. Current Old Boys Team Clubman of the Year. Occasionally Nick will still make the odd appearance but prefers to watch from the sidelines. Managed the Old Boys to 3 consecutive REMT wins. An Honorary Member, he has won the Chairman's Merit Award three times and holds the distinction of making the most appearances for Temple Fortune as a substitute! Nick received a 20 Years Long Service Award at the close of the 2008/09 season. Nick is an Arsenal supporter and is married with one daughter. Became a grandfather several years ago.

Joined 1968

Administration, correspondence, membership, league registrations, finance
Nigel replaced his wife Lynne who stood down after 17 years as General Secretary. More and more he virtually took over the role for a couple of seasons and took on the position on an 'Acting' basis during season 2009/10. He was elected as General Secretary at the 34th AGM in June 2010. When Peter Kyte stood down as Treasurer after 27 years undertaking the role, the position was not filled at the AGM in June 2012 and was left open. Peter's brother Nigel was 'acting treasurer' throughout both the 2011/12 and 2012/13 seasons and was formally elected as Treasurer at the 2014 AGM to continue looking after the Club's finances thereafter.

Joined 1976 (second spell)

Club functions including Dinner/awards event, birthday celebration tournament

Resides in Golders Green, NW11
Defender/midfielder. Ex-Athletico Neasden player, Peter is Temple Fortune's longest serving member and passed 700 appearances for the Club in November 2011. He is the Club's second highest scoring midfielder with 87 goals. Co-Founder back in 1968 and instigated the Second XI's formation in 1979. Peter is one of only two Temple Fortune players to win three Player of the Year awards, his being for the Second Team in 1982/83, 1983/84 and 1986/87. An Honorary Member who has won the Chairman's Merit Award twice, he has been the Club's Treasurer since 1985 and was formerly General Secretary for 15 years. Also used to be Functions Secretary and Old Boys Assistant Secretary, a position he held twice. Peter received a 30 Years Long Service Award at the close of the 2008/09 season. A long term knee injury has kept him side-lined for quite a while but Peter returned to play seven games during the 2016/17 season – six for the reformed Second Team – and hasd reached a whopping 737 appearances at the close of the season! Supports Arsenal and is married with two sons and a daughter.

Joined 2016

Team selection, match notification, matchday administration

Resides in Whetstone, N20
Midfield. Simon joined Temple Fortune in May 2016 as the First Team manager having spent seven years managing Blizzard Storm in the MGBSFL, taking them from the bottom division into the Premier Division. Storm folded at the close of the 2015/16 season so Simon, in looking for a new club to join, emailed the Chairman Nigel Kyte and the rest is history! Viewed by Nigel as "a breath of fresh air for the Club", Simon's first pre-season with Fortune brought in an influx of new players who, together with a dozen or so of the 2015/16 squad, formed what looked like being a promising squad for 2016/17. And so it proved to be, with Simon's First Team turning Fortune's fortunes on their head, losing just two league games out of 20 and going on an unbeaten run to the end of the season. The campaign ended with a richly deserved promotion to the First Division as runners-up and Simon is well on course to repeat what he did with Blizzard Storm. Simon is married with two young twins and supports Tottenham.

Joined 2007

Matchday administration and assisting First Team Secretary

Resides in Watford, Herts
Defender. Formerly with Montana Rangers, Lee joined Temple Fortune prior to the 2007/08 season and played for the Club's MSFL side. In 2008 he became assistant manager (non-Committee position) to Andy Souber and was instrumental in getting several new players to join the Club for season 2008/09. Lee helped arrange training for the First Team during the season. He formed an excellent partnership with Andy, assisted by First Team Administration Secretary Mike Shorvon. Lee helped arrange special TFFC cuff links for the Long Service Award winners at the end of the 2008/09 season. He won a MGBSFL Second Division champions trophy in 2010/11. After a lengthy spell out due to injury, Lee converted to being a fine goalkeeper during season 2016/17, winning a MGBSFL Second Division runners-up medal. Lee was part of the First Team defence that set a new Club record of five matches without conceding a goal. Supports Watford and is single.

Joined 2013

Team selection, match notification, matchday administration

Resides in Bushey Heath, Herts
Midfield. Darren joined Temple Fortune in 2013 and spent two seasons playing for the Club's MGBSFL team. During that period he won the First Team Player of the Year in season 2014/15 and finished second behind Zack Rich in the goalscoring list. Darren played a dozen games for Fortune the following season, leaving the Club to join North London Raiders midway before returning towards the end of the season. He played 11 games during the successful 2016/17 season, starting in eight of them, and won a MGBSFL Second Division runners-up medal. When the call went out for someone to run the new Second Team, Darren threw his hat in the ring and was elected at the AGM in June 2017. Through the contacts he knows, one of his strengths will be bringing in new players and he ill be looking to put together a competitive Seconds in time for the start of the 2017/18 season. A Spurs fan, Darren is married.

Joined 2000

Team selection, match notification, matchday administration

Resides in Flitwick, Herts
Defender. David played for Stamford Hill Old Boys for many years, also running the club for quite a while up to them sadly folding several years ago. He joined Temple Fortune in 2000, mainly playing for the Old Boys XI in the Maccabi Masters League. David was elected the the Committee as Nick's assistant in June 2001 and is now the Old Boys Team Secretary. He is an experienced administrator, having been MSFL Fixtures Secretary and Maccabi Primary League Referees Secretary for a few years. He also chaired the Primary League for a while and had a spell as one of the MSFL Division Reps. Reached 100 appearances for the Club during season 2004/05 and has since passed 200 games. David was elected Masters League Fixtures Secretary at the MMFL AGM in June 2003 and is still in office for the 2012/13 season, taking on the role of Referee's Secretary as well. Chairman's Merit Award winner twice and Old Boys Clubman of the Year six times. A qualified referee who officiated the 2014 MMFL/MGBSFL Invitation Cup Final between Hendon United B and Norstar B, and also the 2015 Henry Swerner Masters Cup Final. David is Spurs season-ticket holder who often goes to away games for his sins! He has a daughter and son, Michael, who has played for the First Team for a few seasons.

Joined 2009

Matchday administration and assisting Old Boys Team Secretary

Resides in St Albans, Herts
Defender. South African-born Hilton joined the Club in 2009, playing as a full back for the Old Boys Team in the Maccabi Masters Football League. He played his early football in his native country and has been living in England for many years now, playing in the MSFL and then the MMFL for a lot of seasons. Hilton is also a referee and officiated in the MSFL for a long time. At the close of the 2010/11 season, he won the Old Boys Team Player of the Year award and was elected as Old Boys Team Administration Secretary in June 2011. Hilton won the Chairman's Merit Award at the end of the 2014/15 season. He has also passed 100 appearances for the Club. Hilton's photography has helped record the 2011 Jack Kyte Challenge Cup match (his picture of the Cup being presented to Gavin Levy and Rob Jay of the Second Team was used in the London Jewish News) and a few of the Club's Awards Presentation Events, including the successful 2016/17 season.