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Memorial Service for Robert Rowan to be held at Griffin Park next month

Technical Director's life will be celebrated on Thursday 13 December

27 November 2018

The funeral of Brentford FC Technical Director Robert Rowan will be held in Scotland on Friday and a memorial service will be held in London next month.

Robert, 28, passed away on 12 November after suffering heart failure. He had been Technical Director at the Club since February and had been with Brentford for four years. His funeral will be held in Kirkcaldy on Friday, 30 November, and Brentford FC will be sending representatives to mourn his passing.

The Club is also organising a memorial service where Robert’s life and his contribution to football, particularly Brentford FC, will be celebrated. This will be held at Griffin Park on Thursday 13 December. It will start promptly at 5pm and run for around 45 minutes. Brentford FC fans are encouraged to attend and anyone who wants to celebrate Robert’s life will be welcome.

First Team and B Team players and staff will be present and staff from Griffin Park and Brentford FC Community Sports Trust will also be there.The Griffin Park gates will open at 4.30pm and attendees will be seated in the Braemar Road stand. The Hive will be open for a short period afterwards for those that want to meet and share their memories.

More details on the memorial service will follow in due course and the Club is inviting tributes from anyone who wants to write their thoughts. There is a form below for those who want to contribute, and it will also assist the Club to know how many are planning to attend so they can be catered for. This information will also be collected in the form below. The tributes will be collated and some will be shared by speakers on the day.

Brentford FC paid tribute to Robert at the game against Middlesbrough last Saturday. His family and friends were guests of the Club and there was a minute of applause before the game. He has also been given the number five shirt for the 2018/19 season.

Robert’s family has also asked the Club to promote the charity Cardiac Risk in the Young to anyone wishing to donate. Brentford FC has a historic relationship with CRY as former manager Andy Scott, who worked closely with Robert when he was here as part of the scouting staff, is a patron of the charity. CRY’s logo was also carried on the Club’s kit during the 2008/09 season. To donate visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/robert-rowan-5 or there will be an opportunity to make donations at the memorial service. 


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