Maidstone United send condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Kent FA President Colin Boswell, who died today.
Synonymous with football in the county, Mr Boswell, a former Football League referee, is best known for his work with the Kent Youth League.
Founded in 1981 with eight clubs, the widely respected competition now has almost 200 teams.
He was chief executive of the league until 2013 and remained on its committee in the years that followed as a consultant and life president.
Maidstone United chief executive Bill Williams said: “I’ve known Colin for many years and my thoughts are with his wife Sheila and all those who knew him, and there will be many throughout Kent and beyond.
“His legacy will live on through the Kent Youth League and I am sure those clubs will pay tribute in the usual way at the first opportunity they have.”
Assistant club secretary Jim Reed added: “When I first started with Maidstone, Colin was always at the end of a phone offering advice when I needed it and I will forever be grateful for his years of knowledge. Kent football has truly lost a legend.”