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Neil Hams

Walton Casuals are deeply saddened to hear of the recent passing of former assistant manager Neil Hams after a long illness.

Neil featured as number two to his brother, Mark, during one of the club’s most successful seasons in history.

The duo guided the Stags to a club record ninth-place finish during the 2013-14 campaign, and recorded a run of seven consecutive wins that sent the team top of the Ryman South for over a month.

As a player, he was part of the Chelsea youth set-up and featured across the non-league circuit. Neil was also part of Tooting & Mitcham United’s title-winning team in 2001.

The Neil Hams Benefit Day was hosted at the Waterside Stadium back in May 2015, and brought together several players from the 2013-14 season while raising funds for The Motor Neurone Disease Association.

The club will hold a minutes silence at the next home game in two weeks time, and wreaths will be sent from the management and supporters of the club. If supporters who knew Neil would like to donate, please contact Brian Drucquer.

Everyone at the club sends their condolences to Mark and his family.