Tuesday 25 February 2014

Whitley Tribute To Warriors Stalwart Brian

There was nice tribute  at Whitley Warriors to long standing fan Brian Elsdon who died recently aged just 53.

At his funeral, a group of Brian’s friends decided to go along to the game against Blackburn Hawks on Sunday and meet in their old stamping ground of the Clock End of the rink.

They paid their own special tribute in the 53rd minute – Brian’s age at his passing – by standing for a minute’s applause in his memory.  This must have gee-ed the players up as they were losing 2-1 at the time, then 3-1 but hit back to draw level at 4-4 with just 11 seconds to go in the match.

Brian had run the Warriors supporters club back in the 1990s and had even managed to attend a few matches earlier this season despite battling with serious illness.

Our thanks to Bobby Dixon for bringing this to our attention.
Photo by John Milton - www.togger.co.uk