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Paul Crowcroft

21 August 2013

It is with much sadness that we learnt of the death of Paul Crowcroft on the 8th August.

Paul played in goal for the Youth team and Reserves with Doncaster Rovers in the mid-1960s and later was a scout and goalkeeping coach with the club. He was 65 years of age.


Paul loved his football and the Rovers. While not making the first team at the Rovers as a player he played for many other clubs including Lincoln City, Skegness Town, Retford Town and Pilkington Recreation, whilst working as a plumbing and heating engineer. He scouted for the Rovers and was a goalkeeping coach under the Snodin brothers, particularly with the Youth 

team when it re-started in 1999.


At one stage in his life he ran his own plumbing and engineering business but his last post was as Manager of the Technical Support Team at Peglers in Doncaster. He retired from work in June but illness prevented him putting into practice the plans he had made to enjoy his retirement.

He leaves a wife, Marion, a son Mark, a daughter Elaine and four grandchildren.


Our thoughts and best wishes go out to his family and friends at this sad time.


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