Sister of local football manager shares heartwarming tribute after his death

‘We can’t believe he’s gone’ - says sister of a beloved community figure who passed away suddenly.

Sunday, 21st November 2021, 4:33 pm

Shane Nowell’s funeral was held on Friday, November 19.

He was well known for being a coach and manager at Armthorpe Rovers Junior Football Club.

His sister Tracey Nowell, said: “We still can’t believe my kind hearted, loving brother is gone.

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Shane Nowell.

“He was a well known Armthorpe man who had his own business called Supreme Wrought Iron where he made iron gates.

“He was a big asset to the Armthorpe Rovers Junior Football Club.

“He was such a good dad to his son Lewis who he worked with.

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“They were inseparable.

“Lewis is only 23.

“Both he and Shane's widow Donna are devastated.

“Our mum and dad will never get over Shane’s death.”

Tracey and Shane had a common love for Leeds United.

When he died she reached out to the club who sent a card which many of the players signed.

“We were so close as kids he was always there for me,” she continued.

“He had a big turn out to the funeral which he deserved.

“Shane would help anyone and I truly mean that.”

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