Noel has played a huge part in Chasetown FC's history and most recently was pictured at the unveiling of the redevelopment changing room areas.
Noel is well known in the community, with his company Chasetown Civil Engineering, who also sponsor the dugouts at Derby County, of whom Noel was a huge fan.
In 2019, Noel was given the Order of St Gregory. The honour is one of five papal knighthoods of the Catholic Church and was presented by Archbishop Bernard Longley, head of the Archdiocese of Birmingham.
Our thoughts and prayers extend to his family and many friends at this sad time.