Gang of Seven
Co Founder of the Crooked Hooker
As well as making over 200 appearances in the front row as a player across 17 seasons – a period interrupted by two years’ national service with the RAF – Horwood made a significant impact in organising countless events in the old Sturtridge Pavilion which helped provide the funds for the Club to purchase Franklin’s Gardens.
And as a member of the Gang of Seven, Horwood helped transform the future of the club in the 1988 revolution.
He also smoothed the transition to professionalism as a member of the management committee, before becoming club secretary for a decade, president for two years, joining the board for five, and he has been an honorary life member since 2001.
Horwood was also a big believer in an inclusive approach to the Saints’ past, and in 1989 joined forces with Mick Roper and Mike Warrington to establish the Crooked Hooker.