Minute’s silence for Wooler director

A minute’s silence was held at Berwick Rangers FC on Saturday following the death of the club’s director – a Wooler businessman.

Jeff Burnlees, who was also the club’s main sponsor through his company JB Site Investigations, died at the age of 63 on Friday after suffering from heart failure.

Berwick Rangers’ chairman Brian Porteous said news of his death had shocked everyone at the club, and condolences were sent to Mr Burnlees’ family.

He described the passionate Wooler, Berwick and Newcastle United fan as a ‘very quiet man, who didn’t say much, but what he did say was very meaningful.’

Players, officials and fans held a minute’s silence before Saturday’s game against Queen’s Park.

His funeral will be held tomorrow at St Mary’s Church, Wooler, at noon. As a result, the kick-off for Berwick’s home game has been put back to 4pm.