A STALWART of Fownhope Football Club has died.

Dennis Beavan has been Chairman, Secretary and made Honorary Life President of the club.

A message on the club's Twitter account announced the new. It said: "It is with great sadness that we must advise of the passing of our previous Chairman, Secretary and Honorary Life Vice President Mr Dennis Beavan.

During his tenure as Chairman, Dennis was the driving force for the club and he helped to grow the club as well as the annual junior six-a-side tournament that continues to provide such a challenging tournament for boys and girls of all ages.

"His hard work and leadership supported a number of managers and all can recount amusing tales of his life. He will be sadly missed and our thoughts and prayers go to his wife Wendy and daughter Anita."