Mick Holgate – RIP

Mick Holgate – RIP

All at Barrow AFC are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our former goalkeeping coach Mick Holgate.

A true gentleman, he always had wise words of advice for players, staff and supporters alike and will be missed by all at the club.

Mick was a football man through and through and will be missed by those at all of his former clubs as well. These include Macclesfield Town where he was first team goalkeeper, before playing an important role in setting up their centre of excellence, and Blackburn Rovers where he was goalkeeper coach

He was goalkeeping coach with the Bluebirds until he left last summer to battle cancer, keeping in touch with many at the club during that time and continuing to offer his wisdom and humour to those who needed it.

The thoughts of all at Barrow AFC are with his family and friends at this time, and arrangements are being made to pay tribute to Mick on Saturday when we host Bromley.