Burnham are sad to announce that former player and manager Barry Gould has passed away at the age of 71.

Gould was with both Arsenal and then Chelsea as a youngster, before eventually making his Football League debut with Peterborough United in 1965.

He made 15 League appearances for Peterborough over the next two seasons before going to Worcester, following a trial spell with Bristol Rovers, in October 1966.

Gould went on to enjoy four distinguished seasons at Gloucester, including a spell as club captain.

He skippered Gloucester to the Southern League First Division championship in the 1967/68 season and went on to complete 188 first team appearances (44 goals).

Given a free transfer in 1970, he then joined Dover Athletic, where he won a Kent Senior Cup winner’s medal, before concluding his playing career at Guildford City, Cheltenham Town.

Finally he came to Burnham in the late 70s where he played and managed under current President, Malcolm Higton.

He will be remembered as a skillful midfielder with accurate passing skills and a reputation as a reliable penalty taker and a great team leader on and off the park.

Burnham send their condolences to his family and may Barry rest in peace.

God Bless you Barry.