Following a long illness, Northern Thunder and Oldham coach Mike Greenwood sadly passed away this morning. Mike, a legend in the netball world, started Oldham Netball Club 25 years go on retiring from the Army. Through the years, the juniors have won 40 National Championships and the seniors play in division one of the National Premier League.
Mike also coached Northern Thunder first of all for a season in Super Cup, then taking control in 2008, he took them from bottom of the table to a second place finish in 2011. He had success coaching England U17 and 19’s for a time until he decided to dedicate all his energy into his club. Sadly he lost his wife Pat in 2008 after a long battle with cancer.
We would like to extend our condolences to Mike’s family and friends. Anyone wishing to pay tribute to Mike can do so on our Facebook page: ‘Tribute to Mike Greenwood.’ Any cards or correspondence can be forwarded to Netball UK, Netball UK House, Pennant Street, Oldham. OL1 3BS
RIP Mike Greenwood 1947-2011. Funeral Arrangements for Friday 14th October 2011;
2.15pm - Service at St. Margaret’s Church, Chapel Road, Oldham. OL8 4QQ.
3pm - Oldham Crematorium.
Afterwards - Oldham Rugby Union Club, Kebb Lane, Oldham. OL8 2TJ
For all those wishing to attend please arrive early, and avoid parking on Chapel Road.