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Rest in peace, Aalish.

15 June 2018

Barnsley Football Club are deeply saddened to learn that eight-year-old Aalish Naylor has passed away.

Aalish, a much loved and well-known figure amongst the Barnsley fanbase and throughout the town, was battling neuroblastoma. She was a mascot both at Oakwell and for matches away from home during previous years. Fondly thought of by the fans, staff and players of the Club, she sparked up a special friendship with former Barnsley captain Conor Hourihane and most recently George Moncur.

Aalish’s smile could light up a dark room, she was cherished by all connected to the Club and everyone is deeply saddened to learn she is no longer with us.

Aalish’s mum Jo Naylor said: “Aalish was fantastic. She was outgoing, friendly, she loved her school and her friends. She had a lovely following of people and I hope that continues. I have had some beautiful messages, and although it doesn’t make it better, it makes us feel that we were supported and that she was loved." 

Rest in peace Aalish, Once a Red, Always a Red.


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