Football shirts will be worn at funeral of Ossett Town academy coach Steve Kelly

Steve Kelly
Steve Kelly

The funeral of Ossett Town football academy coach Steve Kelly will take place on Monday, September 30.

People have been encouraged to wear football shirts to the event as a mark of respect to Mr Kelly, who died unexpectedly aged 43 last week.

But they can also wear traditional dress if they wish.

Mr Kelly coached Ossett Town’s under-19s academy, and was involved with the club for about seven years.

The funeral will take place at the Sacred Heart Presbytery, on Market Street, Hemsworth, at 11.30am.

Mr Kelly will then be cremated at Pontefract Crematorium, on Wakefield Road, Pontefract, at 12.40pm.

A coach will leave from Ossett Town’s clubhouse at about 10:15am.

There is no charge but seats must be booked in advance by calling James Rogers on 07837 804899 or sending an email to jamesarogers@sky.com