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Knaresborough mourn the sudden loss of their president

25th January, 2019

The Toolstation NCEL sends its deepest condolences to Knaresborough Town and to the friends and family of their president Terry Hewlett who suddenly passed away on Friday.

Terry, who had been a loyal servant of the Premier Division club for over fifty years, was admitted to hospital on Wednesday, suffering from a condition from which he was unable to recover.

He had first joined Knaresborough Town as a junior in the late 1960s, having briefly played at Harrogate Railway Athletic, and made the transition to the first team when he made his debut in an 11-0 victory at Nostell Miners Welfare on 21st November, 1970.

A forceful winger or striker, he scored goals regularly, before he took a back seat from playing and joined the committee.

He became chairman in 1996 when Chris Parkes stepped down and retained that position until he stepped up to president in 2016, having overseen a number of major developments within the club, including the new clubhouse and the move up the Northern Counties East Football League.

Terry and his famous stories will be sadly missed and everyone's thoughts at this time are with his wife, Ann and daughter, Colette.

A statement on the club's website added: "He is totally irreplaceable; his sudden loss has robbed all those that knew him of a great man, a devoted husband and father and a true friend."

Click here for Knaresborough Town's team page.

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