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Harry Treen, who passed away at the age of 92, was recalled as a “inspiration.”

A beloved Coventry guy who will always be remembered for his passion for the Sky Blues has received tributes. Harry Treen, who was praised as a “inspiration,” passed away last week after a fight with prostate cancer

From a young age, Harry had a passion for football. He led the Brandon and Wolston team to victory in the Rugby Chamber of Commerce Cup in 1959 during the 1950s. The Cancer Support Walking Football (WF) group, which is managed by Sky Blues in the Community (SBitC), has referred to him as “the heart and soul.”

At the age of 88, Harry enrolled in the Cancer Support Walking Football classes in 2020. He made the decision to participate with his friend Tom

Friend Tom said: “I always used to say hello to Harry on my street, but when my neighbour told me he used to be a good footballer playing for Wolston in his youth, I decided to approach him about coming to play for SBitC Cancer Support WF team. He jumped at the chance. Every Friday morning, he was always ready and raring to go… even to his last days.”l be truly missed by me and the team, but never forgotten.”

Coach Dennis Zuill opened up about the time he spent with Harry. He said: “Every Friday, his presence reminded us all to live life every day to the fullest. We often take for granted the fact we wake up every day.

“But not Harry, he just loved his football. It was his happy place where he found his most therapeutic pleasure. From the first day I met him, I was in awe of his football IQ and intelligence on the pitch

each day as fully as possible. We take daily waking for granted much too often.

Harry, on the other hand, simply adored football. His greatest therapeutic delight was found there, in his happy place. I was amazed by his football IQ and on-field intelligence from the moment I met him

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