Memorial sports day organised after shock death of Doncaster Rovers fan

Nidge Roe
Nidge Roe

A memorial sports day has been organised following the shock death of a lifelong Doncaster Rovers fan.

A series of events will be held for popular supporter Nidge Roe at Armthorpe Welfare FC later this month following his shock death last month.

Mr Roe, who was a familiar face to supporters, died after suffering fatal head injuries in a work accident.

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Now his family are to pay tribute with a series of football related activities at the club where he was a committee member and involving sporting projects he was involved with.

The day will include football matches involving Wheatley Wanderers FC, Retro Rovers Walking Football team and Fit Rovers, a project run by Doncaster Rovers to help men lose weight and keep in shape.

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At his funeral earlier this week, the cortege drove around Doncaster Rovers’ Keepmoat Stadium and supporters paid their own tribute with a minute’s applause as his photo was displayed on the big screen at a recent match.

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The event will take place on September 30 with further details set to be announced in the coming days.