Funeral for beloved Sheffield football coach Steve Adams to be held today

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The funeral for beloved Sheffield football coach Steve Adams will be held today at Grenoside Crematorium.

The former Doncaster Rovers winger and Sheffield Wednesday football coach passed away at the age of 57 on Friday, March 3.

He was well-known across the city for his coaching work, both for his work with the Sheffield Wednesday Football Club Community Programme and through his own Tricky Wingers coaching business.

The funeral will be held today at 1.15pm at Grenoside Crematorium before moving on to the 1867 suite at Hillsborough.

Steve's daughter, Gracie Adams, said that the service was open to members of the public.

She said: "Close family are going to be bringing a small amount of flowers put together by a close friend of mine who has known Steve for almost her entire life.

"But we ask that others don't bring flowers and instead please donate money to MacMillan Palliative Care or Derek Dooley MBE Football Academy for disability football.

"Both are causes very close to both my dad's and our family's heart.

"Donations can either be sent directly to the funeral directors (W M Simpson and Son), in collection buckets on the day of the funeral, or an online donation page.

"We ask that people wear what they want. It will be a celebration of my dad's life. If people want to wear more traditional clothes for a funeral such as suits then of course go ahead/

"But some people have said they'll be wearing football kits, and I'll probably be wearing my The Killers T shirt I wore to gigs with my dad as well as a The Killers hoodie and jeans, so really anything goes!"

To donate - visit https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/SteveAdams