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St Newlyn East AFC Minutes Silence Kevin Polmounter


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This Saturday at 1:30pm St Newlyn East, North Petherwin, supporters and villagers will be asked to join us in a minutes silence at Cargoll Road due to the sad passing of Kev Polmounter.

As a respected member of the club and community Kev served the club as a player, Treasurer, Committee Member, loyal supporter and fundraiser for many decades.

In a year of change for the club his passing acts as a poignant reminder of the commitment, love, passion and sacrifice required to ensure the running of a community club like St Newlyn East AFC.

Along with the older members of the club, who established St Newlyn East AFC for the community, we would like to pause and take this time to thank all those who provide through the club an invaluable platform for youth and community involvement of which Kev was a vital part.

He is still loved and will be sadly missed but will never be forgotten.

With love and respect.

St Newlyn East AFC

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Taken from todays Newquay Voice:

Newlyn fly flag at half mast as tributes paid to football legend

One on Newlyn East Football Club’s most revered past-players and club members has passed away suddenly at the age of 55.

Kevin Polmounter first played for the club in 1985 and then continued playing for both the first and second teams until he eventually hung up his boots at the relatively grand old age for a footballer of 49.

During that time he was an inspiring talisman for the team playing wherever the team required him but mainly being up front- a true ;two footed player’- something which ever club needs but can’t always find.

He also managed the second team for a period of time but he will also be remembered for his tireless work and commitment to the club, raising literally thousands of pounds for them through a variety of means including, most memorably, his ‘KP- Wheels of Steel Discos’

Kevin, a builder by profession, collapsed at work last week and, at the time of going to the press it is anticipated his funeral- a celebration of his life- will be at Penmount next Tuesday at 2pm followed by a reception at the village’s Pheasant Inn where he was also a regular member of the darts team over many years and chaired the Newquay and District Darts League.

He leaves a partner, Heather, son, Ryan and granddaughter, Scarlett.

Kevin also pre-deceases both his parents, Doug and Shirley from Quintrell Downs who are said to be devastated by his passing, as are all his family.

Son, Ryan, who himself a St Newlyn East footballer and captain of the team said: “He was taken tragically at work and it was a terrible shock. Everyone I have spoken to has, almost without exception, used the same word to describe him and that word is ‘legend’.

“He could be characterised as being 110% determined in everything he did. He just appeared to be Mr Indestructible,” he added.

Speaking on behalf of the football club, their president Ivor Rogers said: “personally he will be sorely missed by us and all and in particular for all the work he did fur us at this football club.

Being a builder he would always give his time and effort willingly and a lot of what we have been able to do at the club has been directly as a result of his efforts.”

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