Everyone at Doncaster Rovers, Club Doncaster Foundation and the wider Club Doncaster family was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Club Doncaster Titans’ founder Darren Warner after a long illness.
Darren was an exceptional man who did so much for the local community and, through his work with the Titans, brought football to hundreds of people across Doncaster who may never have had the chance to enjoy the sport without him.
The Titans were founded so that Darren’s son, who has Autism, and other girls and boys like him would always have a place to play football. The popularity of the Titans grew and grew, and now ensures that every child and adult with a disability or mental health condition has a place to play football.
In 2019, Darren’s incredible achievements with the Titans were recognised when he won the Unsung Hero award for the BBC Yorkshire region. He was invited to Aberdeen to appear on stage at the main televised awards evening but narrowly lost out on the main award.
Darren worked tirelessly to make the Titans what is and never asked for anything in return - when Doncaster Rovers tried to surprise him in 2019 with a gift just for him, he asked if it could be something for the Titans! He leaves an incredible legacy behind and he will be sorely missed by everyone who came into contact with him.
The thoughts of everyone at Club Doncaster are with Darren’s friends and family and this incredibly difficult time.
We will all always and forever be #TeamTitans