Monday 6th April 2009
have received the very sad news that one of our players, Ben Buckley,
has taken his own life over the weekend.
Ben, who was only 24
years old, signed for Rocester just three months ago after previously
playing for Meir K.A. and Ashbourne United.
He was thrilled to join
Rocester and test himself at a higher level, and in the short time he
was with us Ben became a very popular and likeable member of the squad.
An injury sustained at
Bridgnorth Town last month restricted him to just seven appearances, but
he was due to return to the squad this week.
Words are difficult to
find at a time like this, all we can say is that Ben was quite simply a
lovely lad who always had a smile on his face - even when he could
hardly walk with his recent injury. He took a short time to make a
lasting impression, and he will be sadly missed by everyone at the club.
Our sincere condolences
and thoughts go out to Ben's friends and family at this very difficult