Alan Keen

Brentford Football Club was saddened to hear of the death of Feltham and Heston MP Alan Keen.

 

Brentford Football Club was saddened to hear of the death of Feltham and Heston MP Alan Keen. Mr Keen lost a battle with cancer last Thursday, November 10, and died at the age of 73.

He lived very close to Griffin Park with his wife Anne, former MP for Brentford and Isleworth, for many years and had a close relationship with Brentford Football Club Community Sports Trust and Bees United, the supporters’ trust. Lee Doyle, Brentford Football Club Community Sports Trust Chief Executive Officer, said:

“Both Alan and Ann have been great advocates of the clubs Community Programme since its inception in 1987. Alan was a great football supporter and always took an interest in the club and our work in the community, visiting a number of community events."

“Both Alan and Anne were always willing to help support new initiatives and organised for the Club’s Charitable Trust to be launched at the House of Commons in 2005."

“This undoubtedly raised the profile of the club’s work and provided a springboard for a wider reach into the community.”

Brian Burgess, former Bees United chairman and currently working on the Club’s project to build a new stadium, added:

“Alan and his wife Anne have always been very supportive of the Club and particularly of Bees United during its campaigns to raise the funds to acquire the majority shareholding and to develop a new stadium at Lionel Road. It is very sad news that Alan is no longer with us and our heartfelt sympathies go out to Anne.”

Alan was chairman of Parliament's all-party football group as well as holding the same role of the equivalent athletics group and was a member of the Commons Culture, Media and Sports Committee.

Before entering politics he worked as a scout for Middlesbrough FC, the team he supporters, and he regularly spoke up for grassroots football and fans in Parliament and conducted two inquiries into English football governance.

Brentford Football Club would like to pass on its condolences to Anne and also to Alan’s children.