Tribute to school sports stalwart
Ken Knowles had been a key man in the town’s Schools Sports Association and also with Rotherham Boys for over two decades. He died recently in Moorgate Lodge Nursing Home.
He became manager of the Boys team in 1970 and was also chairman of both the Boys and the School Sports Association.
Rotherham United director Brian Chapple worked alongside Ken for many years.
He said: “Ken was one of those old-fashioned teachers who recognised the value of sport when it came to pushing children along.
“He was a prominant figure in Rotherham school sports for many years, was highly influential andf worked very hard alongside people like Brian Copley to develop and nurture local talent.”