Club Statement

Club Statement

By Burton Park Wanderers
11 January 2016
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A Very Important Statement From Chairman Stewart Glendenning - Re Jay Brewer:


"Following consultation with the family it is with great sadness that I have to write and publicly announce the sudden death of Jay Brewer on Thursday morning the 7th of January.

Jay the son of Sharon and Steve, and brother to Ryan and Abi was the most wonderful and inspirational little boy that I personally have ever had the privileged to meet and to be associated with.

Jay was everything that our club stood for. A boy that despite everything that the world threw at him still found a smile for you no matter what. He had a passion for life, a desire to enjoy himself, a boy that filled his family's hearts with a pride that most of us could only dream of sometimes.

Jays passion was football not any football but Burton Park Wanderers and he is and always will be Burton Park Wanderers biggest fan. He would come to matches no matter what the weather to cheer on the boys, his team playing in the blue and black stripes the colours he loved. His voice would be the loudest and his smile the biggest irrespective of how his team was doing whether it be adults or children he supported them all.

Jay would light a room just by entering it. He would ensure that people knew of his entrance and everybody was always so pleased and proud to see him. A legend of our club.

The hole that Jay leaves behind is so big I am not sure that it can ever be filled. At present there are some very dark clouds around our club and all that are associated with it as we mourn the loss of this very special boy.

Despite Jay's illness he never let this get in his way of enjoying life. We all knew of Jays illness but you would never hear him complain. His immediate family of Steve Stephen Brewer, Sharon Brewer Was Tearle, Ryan and Abi are proud members of our club and are always there aiding our cause no matter what it may be. I have spoken with Steve and passed on our sincere condolences to them all at what must be a devastating time for them.

I am sure that I speak for us all when I say that Jay will be so badly missed by everyone and it is at times like this when we have to take a moment and reflect.

Tonight for me is when the unthinkable has become reality as I think of Jay and his family at this awful time for them. They are all aware that everyone associated with our club are here for them to support them when they are ready.

At this moment in time the family asks that we all respect their privacy at this time so they can support each other.

Once arrangements have been made we will be notified in time and will with the family's blessing acknowledge them through here. Please could we ask that any comments you would like to make leave on this post as opposed to contact the family directly at this moment in time.

Due to weather almost all games are postponed this week, but moving into next week all managers are asked to ensure a minutes silence is held in memory of Jay. I have asked each manager for every age group to personally explain carefully as to why we are doing this to their youngsters, and ask publicly for the support of parents to assist with our young children at this time to try and help them understand.

For next week we do not play for Burton Park Wanderers for next week we all play for Jay Brewer and we play all of us as he would want us to with the same pride, passion and loyalty that he showed us.

So tonight I look up to the sky and I raise a glass to you Jay. Thank you for sharing your short life with us all. Thank you for being a part of us. Thank you for being such a proud member of our club, but most importantly thank you for letting us into your life and being a small part of it. We shall all miss you Jay and you will never be forgotten ever at our club I promise you that with all of my heart and my soul.

Goodnight Jay. Sleep Well and rest in peace.

A single voice will always be heard to singing out
"One Jay Brewer, theres only one Jay Brewer, one Jay Brewer, Theres only one Jay Brewer"

Forever in our hearts and in our thoughts the inspiration and wonder that is and was JAY BREWER - RIP
Chairman - Stewart Glendenning."

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