Keighley Cougars are sad to announce the sudden passing of David Kirkley age 72.

David was dearly loved by all the board, staff players and supporters at the club. 

He was a part of the volunteer backroom staff that made gameday work so well.

From video man, photographer, testimonial committee member, journalist, kitman, caterer to painter David has been involved in many roles at the club.

Nothing was too much trouble for David and he had been involved longer than most of us can remember.

The players will wear black armbands on Sunday and hold a minute’s applause in respect to an absolute gentleman and true stalwart of Keighley Cougars.

David you will be sadly missed by everyone at Cougars, and we will forever be grateful for all your efforts.

Our thoughts are with David’s friends and family at this time.