David was a tireless worker for the Club, fulfilling many roles over the years including Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and Safety Officer amongst others.
A lifelong supporter of his hometown team, David’s commitment and dedication was unwavering through both good and bad periods, playing a crucial role in building the Club on strong foundations off-the-pitch while seeing many successes under his stewardship on it.
Not only was he a pillar for the Club, but he was also deeply rooted in the Carrickfergus community.
Elected to Carrickfergus Borough Council in 1991, David served as Deputy Mayor from 1994 - 1996 before becoming Mayor in 1997, a position he served a second term in between 2004 - 2008.
His service extended to the NI Assembly which he was elected to in 1998, representing the people of East Antrim until his retirement in September of this year.
It is hard to imagine Carrick Rangers without David Hilditch and his loss will undoubtedly be felt not just at his beloved Taylor’s Avenue but indeed by the entire Irish League family.
On behalf of everyone at Carrick Rangers, we would like to extend our sympathies to the Hilditch family circle and friends.