Barrie Hubbard

Barrie Hubbard

We remember late chairman Barrie Hubbard, who passed away five years ago today.

Barrie was associated with the club for many years and had three spells on the board, starting in 1983.

His final departure from the board came in 2012 when he was handed the role of Life President after overseeing the move from Saltergate to a new stadium.

Chairman Mike Goodwin said: “Barrie made a highly valued contribution to the club during his time on the board and as chairman.

“Barrie’s lasting legacy is the Technique Stadium as he recognised the need to move from Saltergate to a new home.

“He was the driving force behind the construction of the new stadium, providing modern facilities and enabling the club to generate vital non-matchday revenue.

“I am sure that Barrie took great pride when he saw his vision turned to reality with the opening of the stadium.

“The heritage of the club is vitally important to us and we recognise the key figures who have been involved in running the club during its history.

“The significant contribution made by Barrie is acknowledged and will never be forgotten.”