Warriors stalwart passes away

Keith Mills
Keith Mills

WIGAN Warriors are in mourning following the death of club stalwart Keith Mills today.

Mr Mills, who was 68, held a variety of roles at the club as a player, physio and kitman before more recently running the Warriors Lotto shop.

As well as his strong affiliation with Wigan Rugby League, he was also a regular at Wigan Athletic matches and was always keen to back all of the town’s sporting sides.

Mr Mills was taken to hospital earlier this week before passing away this morning.

Wigan legend Jason Robinson posted his tribute: “RIP Keith Mills.. A great servant to Wigan RLFC, a gentleman and a friend! Will miss you Millsy!! Thoughts & love to family at this sad time.”

In 2011 Mr Mills was awarded the Clubman Award in recognition of his outstanding service at the Club’s Annual Awards Ceremony.

Chairman Ian Lenagan said: “We are all shocked by this very sad news, Keith was Wigan through and through and will be sadly missed by everyone. We would like to pass on our deepest sympathies and condolences to his family and all his friends at this very difficult time.”