Suffolk FA pay tribute to tragic footballer

SUFFOLK'S Football Association has today paid tribute to Wayne Barker who died while playing in a pre-season friendly on Saturday.

SUFFOLK'S Football Association has today paid tribute to Wayne Barker who died while playing in a pre-season friendly on Saturday.

The 35-year-old collapsed during the fixture between Ufford Sports and Saxmundham Sports Reserves at the Ufford ground.

Today chief executive of Suffolk FA Martin Head said everyone had been shocked at the tragic loss of a talented player.

“The tragic circumstances were awful for everybody involved,” he said. “We were all very shocked it is devastating for everyone involved.


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“He was a fit, young man who had enjoyed playing football all his life. It is terribly tragic for everyone involved.

“We send our condolences to the family and friends of Wayne.”

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