Reunion for Newport’s junior football club founder

Written on August 26, 2021

Bill Bowering founded Nova United FC back in 1975 to inspire the town’s young people to get involved in football and learn to love the sport as much as he did.

The 86-year-old ran the club single-handedly from 1975 to around 1984, when he had help from others to run the popular Saturday morning football training sessions.

Paul Bowering, his son, has organised a big town-wide reunion on September 5 to honour his dad and the contribution he made to the town, after the family found out only a few months ago that Bill was suffering from bowel and colon cancer, which was recently diagnosed as terminal.

Paul said he would love for his dad’s hard work and commitment all those years ago to be recognised and appreciated whilst he is still with the family.

He is encouraging ex-players to come along to the The Pheasant Inn in Newport on Sunday, September 5 for the reunion, including some of the players who his dad would have directly taught between 1975-1984.

Full Story: Shropshire Star

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