Liz Kelly - RIP
After a long illness sadly Liz Kelly passed away on Tuesday 5th December.
Liz was a member of the England Squad between 1966-1971 and competed in the 2nd and 3rd World Championships. She was a lecturer and in the early days was based at Bedford College (now De Montfort University
Pauline Kinder – England Netball Member from Cornwall advised me of this sad news. The funeral is on Friday . The funeral is on Friday 15th December at Penmount, Truro in Cornwall.
Thank you for sharing the news that Liz Kelly is now at peace.
I certainly have lovely memories of her as Bedfordshire Coach and her leadership when as Umpires we travelled with the County Squad to matches.
Thanks Sheelagh for this and it is indeed sad. Liz was always supportive of what little I could do on the publicity front and I could see her influence as both player and coach. The world is a little sadder now.
Thank you for advising this sad news
I didn’t know her as a player but was coached by her on a few occasions when attending various courses and she was always most encouraging and good humoured
Many thanks for this sad news. Liz was a great person and brilliant netball tactician. I remember her playing in our Sudbury team as GK when we won National Clubs final at Wembley, the first time they showed the last few minutes of the final on BBC TV!!! prior to the international. (40+ years ago!!!!)
Thank you for sending this through Shelagh. I was in awe of her when I first started playing county at essex but she was always very encouraging with a great sense of humour. Very sad news.
Many thanks Sheelah for this very sad news.
She was a great caring lady and in touch with many of us until quite recently electronically
She lectured in Bedfordshire until she retired to Cornwall and was a great mentor to me as an educational lecturer.
A super person
Thanks Sheelagh for sending me the news about Liz. Very sad but I have vivid memories of her early years on the England scene, always supportive of others and a lovely personality. She came on the scene towards the end of my playing days for England but I was so pleased to see her get on so well. She will be sadly missed.
Thank you for sending through this info, sad as it may be.I did know about Liz through my connections with the University of Bedfordshire.
I met Liz when I attended teacher training in the early 80's and she was my lecturer at the then Bedford PE College and in the years that followed, so much more -coach, mentor and friend. Not only to me, but also to Tim. She was the one that convinced him he would make a super teacher!!
Liz coached me from the age of 18 and I am convinced that the reason I got better and achieved as much as I did in the game was because of her influence.
She was a successful coach and she supported a number of players who went on to play for England.
A lovely lovely lady who passed on her knowledge and love of the game, but more importantly taught and lived by life's true values.