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Funeral of former Warrington Wolves’ director Clarrie Owen


The funeral of much loved and well respected former Warrington Wolves’ director Clarrie Owen will take place at Walton Lea Crematorium on Monday, January 14, at 3pm.

Clarrie, who had an association with the club spanning 85 years, died the weekend before Christmas aged 95.

As well as being a former club director, Clarrie was the club’s senior honorary Vice President.

He had served Warrington Wolves in many administrative capacities including President.

He also served on the RFL’s Alliance Board, being its Chairman for many years.

He was a regular at Wembley for many years, seeing his beloved Warrington play there for the first time in 1933. Along with his late wife Irene he was a regular at all the major rugby league events.

Clarrie worked in the leather industry and travelled the country. His connections in Cumbria and South Wales attracted many a player to Warrington.

In 2009 Clarrie was received a Lifetime Achievement Award from by the All Parliamentary Group for his services to rugby league.

Clarrie gave great service to rugby league and Warrington Wolves in particular and will be greatly missed.

The thoughts of everyone at the club are with Clarrie’s family and friends at this sad time.


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  1. Sorry to hear of the sad death of Clarrie Owen one of the most respected figures in Rugby League and he will greatly missed a Wire games. I had known Clarrie for many years and his contribution to the Wires can not be underestimated. Where ever the GREATS of RL go Clarrie will be welcome.

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