John Appi passed away peacefully in the Gold Coast Hospital, this Saturday 28th September 2013. John was a life member of the Urunga FC. He was previously living in Thailand until February when he started to get some serious health issues and eventually it was found, back on the Gold Coast, that he had stomach cancer. In 1963, John Appi was our club first grade coach for several years after migrating from the UK. Mike Parker, tells us that ‘flamingo legs’ wasn’t a bad player in his day. He will be missed.