Despite the postponement of our match against Chelmsford City, the Twitchin family will still open the Ian Twitchin box on Saturday.

Teammates of Ian will be in Boots & Laces bar from 2pm to remember a Torquay United legend.


Torquay United will be taking the opportunity to celebrate the career and life of one it’s greatest servants, Ian Twitchin, at our next match home match against Chelmsford on Saturday 9th February (3pm KO).

A one-club man during his time as a professional, Ian sadly passed away in December 2017, aged 65.

Teignmouth-born Twitchin remains one of only five players to have made over 400 appearances for the Gulls, having made his debut for the club in April 1970. He would go on to make a total of 435 appearances in all competitions over the next eleven years, mainly at right-back or midfield and scored 17 goals prior to leaving Plainmoor during the summer of 1981.

After leaving Torquay, Ian joined Western League side Minehead before becoming player-manager of Newton Abbot FC, however he will also be fondly remembered at Teignmouth FC, where he became a club stalwart.

Widely acknowledged as one of the most accomplished local footballers of his generation, Twitchin proudly gained international recognition with England Schoolboys during the 1968/69 season, and was voted as Torquay United’s player of the year in 1977/78.

The club have invited a number of Ian’s family and friends to attend the Chelmsford game, where they will based in the executive box named in his honour.

Thanks for the memories ‘Twitch’ – a true Torquay United legend.