February match update

I hope you, your families and club members are all well !

The League were awaiting the announcement next week by the government on the route out of lockdown, before posting about the possible resumption of League matches in March.

However, now that almost an additional 2 million people have been identified as vulnerable to the virus and added to the shielding group, fixtures scheduled for March have been postponed and moved to April.

The 5 and 7-a-side Leagues have only two match days each remaining for us to complete this season; and although usually we finish by April, our intention is to play this seasons remaining matches in the months when the risk of transmission of the virus is low. The League is willing to conclude this season as late as the summer if necessary, allowing the opportunity to all our members to participate and not miss out due to government guidelines on shielding.

We will continue to monitor the situation, keep you all informed of any changes and have a League meeting a few weeks before any scheduled re-start.

Darren’s fond farewell

Keepmoat tribute to a Titan of our game.

Last Saturday saw the funeral of Club Doncaster Titans founder and South Yorkshire Ability Counts giant Darren Warner.

Darren’s wife, Sharon, and sons Jordan and Cameron accompanied him to Rose Hill Crematorium, on Cantley Lane in Doncaster, where the regulation small group of mourners paid their final respects.

Covid-19 restrictions preventing the larger congregation at the Crematorium, hundreds of friends and family members paid their own fantastic tribute when the funeral cortege paused at the Keepmoat Stadium, the home of Doncaster Rovers.

For a moment, so many people whose lives had been touched by Darren took the chance to say their thank you and goodbye.

It was a fitting way for them to show how much Darren Warner meant to all of us.

We thank Sharon for her permission to use these photographs and send her and the boys our condolences and best wishes.

Remember, you can still donate to Dannyl Hall’s fundraiser for Darren https://uk.gofundme.com/f/darren-warner-rip. The appeal is fast closing in on its target of £3000. 

SHARON WARNER 

Darren was my true hero, I was proud of everything he achieved in life, my heart is broken but all the lovely comments have helped me though these last few weeks.

Daz, I hope you can see all these lovely comments !!’ And how much people appreciated what you gave.

 I’m so proud to be your wife; thank you for being you xxxxxx

I will always love you xxxxx