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More tragedy for Wrens

19th October, 2016

Just five days after losing vice-chairman Kim Wright to cancer, Rainworth Miners Welfare and Kim's family have been dealt a further blow with the death of his mother Eileen who has succumbed to the same disease.

Eileen, aged 81, passed away peacefully in the early hours of Tuesday morning without ever knowing that her son had gone on before her.

The widow of the late Alan Wright, Eileen's association with the club had lasted throughout her adult life, supporting Alan in his days as Rainworth's goalkeeper and then, following his retirement from playing, maintaining that support when her husband decided to 'put something back' into the club.

The couple's greatest joy in footballing terms was in season 1981-82 when, in his first season s club secretary, Alan masterminded the administration of the Wrens' magical run to Wembley in the FA Vase, which included a home semi-final attendance of 5,071, still a competition record.

Following Alan's death in 2002 Eileen continued her association with the club, as it rose through the ranks from the Notts Alliance to the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League, and also took part in many other activities, notably her Sunday morning walks which continued right into the early months of the current year.

She took over the role of hospitality hostess in 2010, a major factor in making the club highly regarded in the Evo-Stik League, and on home match days could also be found selling golden goal tickets as supporters came through the gates. And she was a leading light in maintaining the ground and facilities to a high order during the close season.

Each year since Alan's death Eileen had made it her business to sponsor the club's first home FA Vase match, or during the five years of Evo-Stik League membership, the first home FA Trophy tie.

She took ill towards the end of last season, and although she deteriorated during the close season and was unable to return to the ground, her interest was maintained as she always wanted to know the club's results and how they had played after each match. Her passing marks the end of a long family dynasty at Rainworth Miners Welfare Football Club.

As with Kim, Eileen's funeral details will be released as and when they are known.

(Story Source: Rainworth Miners Welfare)

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NCEL Premier Division P Pts +/-
P Cleethorpes Town 42 108 99
2 Pickering Town 42 97 72
3 Bridlington Town 42 88 53
4 Handsworth Parramore 42 83 75
5 Thackley 42 78 35
6 Staveley Miners Welfare 42 69 36
7 AFC Mansfield 42 66 24
8 Albion Sports 42 66 1
9 Hemsworth Miners Welfare 42 65 12
10 Athersley Recreation 42 62 -8
11 Liversedge 42 59 26
12 Bottesford Town 42 56 -1
13 Worksop Town 42 55 -6
14 Maltby Main 42 54 -16
15 Garforth Town 42 53 -19
16 Clipstone 42 49 -22
17 Parkgate 42 41 -30
18 Rainworth Miners Welfare 42 38 -36
19 Harrogate Railway Athletic 42 38 -70
20 Barton Town Old Boys 42 34 -75
R Armthorpe Welfare 42 24 -68
R Retford United (-3) 42 24 -82
NCEL Division One P Pts +/-
P Hall Road Rangers 42 96 62
P Pontefract Collieries 42 95 75
3 AFC Emley 42 95 72
4 Grimsby Borough 42 89 46
5 Hallam 42 82 59
P Penistone Church 42 82 38
7 Knaresborough Town 42 70 19
8 Campion 42 68 28
9 Eccleshill United 42 66 15
10 Selby Town 42 61 -2
11 Glasshoughton Welfare 42 59 9
12 Winterton Rangers 42 59 8
13 Yorkshire Amateur 42 53 -4
14 Brigg Town 42 49 -42
15 Rossington Main 42 45 -17
16 Teversal 42 45 -27
17 Ollerton Town 42 43 -29
18 Shirebrook Town 42 39 -47
19 Dronfield Town 42 35 -44
20 Worsbrough Bridge Athletic 42 35 -75
R Westella & Willerby 42 27 -59
22 Nostell Miners Welfare 42 15 -85

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