Louth Town FC are planning to mark the death of one of their founder members at their next two home matches, starting tomorrow (Saturday).
Kerry Coggle, a founder member of Louth Town Football Club died on Monday night, provoking an outpouring of tributes from people in the town.
Kerry was the final ever manager of Louth United before they disbanded in 2007 and a key part of the creation of Louth Town in the same year.
Mr Coggle was also a partner at Peter Mountain estate agents in Louth since 1998 and a well-loved figure in the town.
Club secretary Rick Hill has confirmed there will be a number of tributes to Kerry at the home game on Saturday at Park Avenue against Dinnington Town (3pm) as well as the League Cup quarter-final home clash against Staveley Miners Welfare on Wednesday night (7.45pm).
Before kick-off at both games fans are being asked to join in with a lap of the Park Avenue pitch, upholding a tradition that Kerry used to do before every game.
There will also be presentations and the signing of a book of condolence before both games.
Louth Town’s secretary Rick Hill said everyone connected to the club was ‘devastated’ to hear of Kerry’s death and described him as an ‘infectious’ character.
“Kerry was so well known, he really was a top man and was so infectious,” Rick said.
“Everyone connected to the club was devastated to hear of his death.
“Kerry would do a lap of the pitch before every game. It was his only superstition but sadly it didn’t work most of the time!”
Louth Town are ‘confident’ that tomorrow’s home game will beat the weather and will go ahead, but follow the club’s Twitter account for further updates.
Entry prices are £4 for adults and £2 for children for both games.
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