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Jersey Football Legend Dies

Former Jersey FA President Brian Ahier has passed away.

He was head of the organisation between 1994 and 2000 and also held senior roles at St Paul's football club.

A minute's silence was held before last night's Charity Group game between St Paul's and Trinity.

Honorary JFA President Charlie Tostevin has paid tribute.

"His knowledge of the local game was tremendous and his work throughout his time in local football should never be forgotten or underestimated.

"I first met Brian through refereeing and then took over from him as JFA Secretary in 1988 and then as President when Brian retired as in 2000. Throughout this time he was like a mentor and became a very good friend. His work in football was immense and he was one of our top referees.

"He ran the JFA Fun Weeks for many, many years and was a very well respected member on the Inter-Insular Committee and held in high esteem by everyone in local football and from the other Channel Islands."

His funeral is due to be held at the Crematorium Chapel in St Helier on Wednesday 21 August.

Donations in his memory can be made to Jersey Sports Association for the Disabled.

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