Ex-Cornard youth football coach dies

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The chairman of Cornard Dynamos youth football club has paid tribute to former coach Mark Rollison, who has died aged 45.

Harvey Doherty said the club was saddened by the news of Mr Rollison’s sudden death on Friday. “He was a lovely man and always had time for the kids,” he said.

Vice-chairman Paul Warner said the well-known coach would be “sorely missed”.

Mr Rollison, from Second Avenue, Great Cornard, had worked for Prolog until February.

His step-son Thomas Clarke played for Cornard Dynamos for more than five years, with Mr Rollison coaching the Under 15s team, in which his step-son played until 2011.

“He started out as a spectator watching his son play, but gradually got more involved with the club and became interested in coaching,” said Mr Doherty.

“We will be having our own tribute at our three home games at the weekend, and we will have a minute’s silence,” he added.