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The Club is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former Player Assistant manager, Chris Barker.

‘Barks’ served for the club during the 2016-2017 season, and was much loved by everyone around the club.

Manager Scott Bartlett said:

I am truly devastated by the news that came to light at half time of yesterday’s game.

We have lost a true and proper person with brilliant morals and strong principles.

As well as being a fantastic and caring person, Barks had an unbelievable football career and then made a successful transition into coaching at Aldershot and WsM before becoming a strong, inspirational and much loved youth coach at FGR.

Such was his dedication and loyalty to the scholars at FGR I was unable to prize him away in the summer.

I for one am very proud to have had him by my side for the last few years and have lost the very best of friends.

On behalf of everyone at WsM, our thoughts are with his loving family and amazing daughter.

We have lost a remarkable man.

RIP mate.


We send our deepest condolences to his family and friends at this difficult time.

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