Obituaries

You may note that a little further down the homepage there is an article advertising free room hire for club presentation nights at the Co-op Club on Preston New Road.  It was sent in by ex BFSFA referee Martin Rogers (Pictured). Unfortunately, we've received the very sad news that Martin suddenly passed away over the weekend at the age of 43.  Read on for more details.

News is beginning to reach us of the tragic death of ex BFSFA player Darren Smith who has been killed whilst on active service in Afghanistan at the young age of 27.  Sincere condolences go out to his wife, daughter, family, friends and ex team-mates.  Jollies FC and Old Vic FC player Daz will be forever associated with the Gledhill Cup after scoring the dramatic winner in what many people say was the greatest ever final in the 2003/04 season that gave his side a famous double.  If anybody has any pictures they'd like to see included in this article then please E-Mail them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Members may add comments to this article if they wish.
News has reached us of the untimely death of local footballer Mick Elgee who sadly lost his life last night in the Cleveley's garage collapse along with friend Daryl Hutchinson.  
Sportspy writes on the sad loss of Ben Parker:

Many of you may not have already heard but the untimely death of the New Castle FC keeper Ben Parker (26) has been a great shock.  I