Tributes pour in for Mr Chatham Town Steve Binks

Thursday 17th January 2019

TRIBUTES have been pouring in for Mr Chatham Town Steve Binks, who has sadly passed away.

“It is with deepest sadness that Chatham Town announce the passing of Honorary President Steve Binks,” said a club statement yesterday.

“He will forever be part of the Chats Football Family and will always be cherished in our memories and our hearts.”

Owen Price, who is now on the management team at Lewisham Borough, was one of many people who took to Twitter to express their thoughts on the loss of the club stalwart and former manager at the club.

“Gutted, one of the real good people.  RIP Binksy,” posted Price.

Football coach Steve Nolan added: “Sad news.  Steve did so much for Chatham Town Football Club.  A gentleman and a football person, will be missed. RIP Steve.”

Former Whitstable Town manager and FA Vase winner while playing for Deal Town, Marc Seager said: “RIP Steve.  Nobody loved Chatham Town more than you.  A true Club Man.  Condolences to the Binks’ family.”

Former Chatham Town player Jamie Lawrence said: “Such sad news.  Steve was a proper gentleman and was always supportive to all the players.”

Another former player, Clint Gooding said: “RIP Binsy.  Proper clubman and Chatham Town legend.”

Adam Groom, who managed the reserve side last season and now fulfils the same role at Glebe, added: “So saddened to hear of the passing of Steve. Whilst my time working at the club, Steve helped so much along the way.  My thoughts go out to Steve’s family.  He was a proper club man.”

Former Chatham Town player Andy Boyle, who is now Jason Bourne’s assistant manager at league rivals Tunbridge Wells, played for the club when Binks was the manager, and he said: “Condolences to Steve’s family, friends and the football club. I knew Binksy personally and know how much the club and people around the club meant to him.  It was a pleasure to play under him at Chatham Town and I know how much he’ll be missed.  RIP Binksy.”

Current Lordswood manager and former Chatham Town player, Richard Styles said: “So sad to hear the news that Mr Chatham Town himself has passed away.  I played for you and introduced me to senior football.  Always held you with the highest regard, thanks for everything and you will be sorely missed and never forgotten.  Thoughts with all of your family.  RIP Binksy.”