Matchday Tributes Planned for Robert Rowan
Brentford FC to mark passing of technical director at Saturday's Middlesboro fixture
The sad passing of Brentford FC’s technical director Robert Rowan is to be marked in a number of ways at this Saturday (24 November) when the club host Middlesboro.
28-year-old Robert died earlier this month from heart failure having been with the club for four years. For the rest of the season the number five has been designated as his squad number after permission was given by the EFL to do so. This will mean his name will appear in every programme for the rest of the season.
Robert’s family, including his wife Suzanne, and friends have been invited to the game, which will kick-off at 5.30pm. A total of 82 people will be guests of the Club on Saturday and will be present for a minute of applause before the game. The Club is encouraging all fans to arrive early on Saturday to ensure they can pay their respects to Robert and thanks Middlesbrough FC and the EFL for their support of the tribute.
The Brentford players will be wearing special black armbands for the game and there will also be a special matchday programme dedicated to Robert’s memory. This will include a series of tributes from players and staff past and present, as well as Robert’s family. A floral tribute will also be placed on Robert’s usual seat for the game against Middlesbrough.
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. You can donate to the charity on the special Robert Rowan Just Giving page.
November 23, 2018