Malcolm was an influential member of Sir John Hall's Magpie Group back in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s having previously fought a long running battle of his own to bring about change in the boardroom of the club under the stewardship of Gordon McKeag.
Along with fellow supporters Peter Ratcliffe, John Waugh and Alan Rooney, Malcolm was instrumental in convincing Sir John Hall that the only way to rescue Newcastle United was by having someone with his public profile involved. A reluctant Sir John finally agreed and the Magpie Group was formed. Sir John may have been its face, but Malcolm, Peter, John and Alan were its beating heart. They were Supporters fighting for the future of their club and for that, theirs, and Malcolm’s own place in the history of Newcastle United was written and is one that should never be forgotten.
Passionate about sport and supporting young people to help achieve their sporting dreams Malcolm was president of Sport Newcastle. Budding paralympians, street cricketers, fencers and swimmers were just some of the sports people who benefitted from Malcolm’s patronage and support.
Malcolm was a dear friend and inspiration to all involved with NUFC FANS UTD and we send our deepest condolences to his family and friends.