RIP John Belsey

RIP John Belsey

By Adam Dennehey
14 September
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Barkingside are devestated to hear of the passing of John Belsey on Sunday, who was our Assistant Secretary for a number of years.


John sadly passed away in his sleep on Sunday and had been involved with the club since the 2008/2009 season, covering a number of roles - including turnstile operator - in that time.

He was well known to many fans and staff and was respected by many clubs and league officials down the yearrs too, as a friendly and welcoming face of the club.

Chairman Jimmy Flanaghan has said the following message, paying respect to John.
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John was a great human being and someone who did so much around the club. I'm absolutely lost for words. He's one of the most genuine people I have had the privilege to meet.

John was a lifelong Millwall supporter and had the heart of a Lion, words cannot express how much he will be missed by everyone at Barkingside.
Our thoughts are with his wife Pauline and his kids.
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The club did hold a minutes silence last night ahead of our 3-0 league defeat at Cricklefields against Wormley Rovers, but will be staging a further tribute to John at one of the home games in October.

We will be renaming our 'supporters player of year' award as the John Belsey supporters player of year award. John is also going to be made a life president of the club as well.

Everyone involved with the club send their condolences to the Belsey family and their and John's friends in this difficult time.

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