Ray is a well-liked and respected local football character who has been involved in the game for many years.
A former youth coach at other clubs, he has been a fixture at Battle Baptists for several years and is especially adept at using his wisdom and experience to guide young players taking their formative steps in the game, particularly when they first enter our third team squad.
He assists Andy Garlick in running the thirds; that’s when he’s not donning the gloves for the side and proving he is still a very capable goalkeeper – so much so he was a key player in the third team that achieved back-to-back top half finishes.
Ray is also a qualified referee. His sons, Tom and Sam, play for Battle Baptists.