Tributes paid after death of local football stalwart

By David Beddows | 15/04/2019

Tributes paid after death of local football stalwart

TRIBUTES have been paid to Rotherham Charity Cup chairman Steve Mosby who has died, aged 61.

There was also a minute's silence before the competition's second semi-final last week for Steve, who was a former referee and a long-standing member of Rotherham Referees' Association.

“Steve was totally committed to the Charity Cup and worked tirelessly to try and ensure it was a success year after year,” said secretary Chris Eyre.

“He was proud of the fact that the thousands raised each season went towards small, locally-based organisations and good causes in and around Rotherham and was especially proud when that work was specially commended last year by the Sheffield and Hallamshire County FA.

“His commitment and dedication served as an inspiration to everyone else involved with it and he will be sorely missed.”

A big Millers fan whose father, Harold, played for Rotherham United in the late 1940s before five years with Scunthorpe, Steve was a member of Rotherham Referees Association for around 40 years and refereed in the Northern Counties East League.

AFP play Westville in the final of this year's Charity Cup at the New York Stadium on Monday, May 13.

 

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