It is with great sadness and disbelief that I am writing this statement.
This is one of the hardest things I have had to do in my time involved here at Billericay Town Football Club. This morning we learned of the sudden passing of lifelong supporter Joyce Symes.
To try and quantify what Joyce meant to Billericay Town FC and everyone involved is an impossible task and this loss is immeasurable. The memory of Joyce will stay with me forever, she was always there, every game, home and away, sitting in the stands with a blanket on her lap, with open arms, always a big kiss for hello and farewell, always asking how my family was. She was Billericay.
We travel to Wealdstone tomorrow where sadly they have also lost a loved one and we would like to join them in a 1 minute silence before the game and we will also be holding a 1 minute silence on Tuesday night at New Lodge in honour of Joyce.
On behalf of myself, the board of directors, the supporters trust, and everyone involved here at Billericay Town, our thoughts are with Ron and his family and friends at this very sad time.