Football team says thanks to generous Margaret

Football team says thanks to generous Margaret

By Michael Upton | 06/10/2021

Football team says thanks to generous Margaret
Margaret Bower presenting her cheque to vice-chairman Joe Trozzo and Simon Lilley, club treasurer.

A FOOTBALL team’s coach has thanked a supporter for a generous donation in her late husband’s name.

Toni Connell, who manages a girls’ team at Wickersley Youth FC, said Margaret Bower and her late husband Jim had become familiar faces when walking their dog at the Ruby Cook Playing Field, where the club is based.

Following Jim’s recent death, Margaret had continued to visit the sports field and had surprised Toni and her team with a gift in Jim’s memory.

“We thought was really kind of her as we are a self-funded club and any donations will always be gratefully received,” Toni said.

“It will go directly to the club for upkeep of the pitches, club buildings and equipment.

“We hope do something within the club in Jim’s name.”