Jamie Hansen, 55, died Saturday after a long illness. This is what the family confirmed in Tromsø.
Avisa writes that Hansen has been a pivotal figure in local football in Tromsø for many years, and that he has recently emerged as the head coach of Storelva, who play daily in the fourth division.
Dagbladet mentions the death with the permission of the family.
– A very good friend
My father loved to travel to soccer tournaments as a coach and as a player when he was active himself. It’s so nice to see how many people have kind words about him. This means a lot to us, the son of Marius Hansen tells Dagbladet.
Alf Stavnivik has known Jimmy Hansen for many years. In 2012, they started Storelva together when the club did not have its own big team. Stavnivik told Dagbladet that the deceased, 55, was eager to see everyone.
– He was a very good friend. Someone you can talk to about anything, whether on the football field or in private. He told Dagbladet that he cared a lot about his players.
Stavnevic has left with many good memories with the 55-year-old.
We have a lot of stories, so I don’t know if I’d like to highlight any of them. The promotion to the 5th and 4th divisions was too big.
Tromsø football circuit leader Jo R-Vick told iTromsø that he sadly received the news of the death.
– I heard about this yesterday (Sunday). He’s been sick for a long time and it was a very sad message. He was a keen and committed footballer throughout the years. My thoughts go primarily to those close to him. I know he had a lot of people who loved him, especially at Storelva where he was a very prominent person who positioned himself positively and defended the club. He adds that it was Mr. Storelva in many ways in Tromsø.
Stein Hugo Bjerkli corroborates this description. He is Storylva’s current coach and Hansen will be remembered as a generous person.
Jimmy will be remembered as a committed, respectful and honest man, with great generosity. He was loved by both his colleagues and opponents. I think all the teams he’s coached in recent years have nothing but good things to say about him, Bejerkley tells Dagbladet.
– He always defended his players. He coached the Fløya girls for a gold medal in the Dana Cup, before starting the first team and junior team at Storelva. And let’s not forget that he himself was a good player when he was young.
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