Date: 19th May 2016 at 3:37pm
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We are sad to hear of the news that fellow Walsall supporter Jake Martin has passed away aged just 22.

Walsall Football Club have today released the following statement

The club are very sad to report the sudden death of 22 year old Saddlers fan Jake Martin who passed away after a short illness at the Manor Hospital Walsall in the early hours of Friday 13th May 2016.

Jake was an outgoing, very happy young man who worked as a steward at the Banks`s Stadium for a period five years ago. Jake attended college locally and worked at the Village Hotel on junction 10 of the M6.

Jake attended home games regularly and he was looking forward to watching the Saddlers in the play-offs. The final game that Jake attended was the last league game at Vale Park 11 days ago.

Jake will be sadly missed by all of his family and friends.


On behalf of Vital Walsall we wish to send our deepest condolences to his family and friends.

Jake Martin will always be remembered by the Saddlers family.

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