Just as I was feeling annoyed by the irresponsible behaviour of some young footballers of the Secondary Schools Football League, there came the news of Clive Pantin’s passing.
I first met Clive when he was one of my teachers at Fatima College, trying to get me to learn Spanish properly. This friendly and often jovial teacher was a member of the well-known Pantin family; three of his siblings dedicated their lives to the Church.
He turned out to be a sports master whose dedication to the major sports at the school was demonstrated on and off the cricket, hockey and football fields. As a sportsman, Clive was a competent medium-fast bowler for the Queen’s Park Cricket Club, and despite his pint-size frame, he was a quick-footed footballer whose name has been written into the annals of the history of the Casuals Football Club.