Well-known former Doncaster football coach and referee dies

A well-known former Doncaster football coach and referee has died at the age of 86.

Tuesday, 2nd April 2019, 1:59 pm

Neil Hobson, who was also known as Ray and ‘Hobbo,’ died in hospital on March 3.

A former coach of Cantley FC, he was also a qualified referee and took charge of hundreds of games in the Doncaster area over the years.

An obituary said Mr Hobson had died peacefully.

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It described Mr Hobson as the ‘beloved husband of Hilda and father of Linda.”

It added: “Ray will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.”

The funeral service will take place at Rose Hill Cemetery on April 2 at 9am followed by burial at Arksey Cemetery at 10am.