Hayes car crash: Harry Rice's former football manager pays tribute to 'genuine nice lad'

Hayes car crash: Harry Rice's former football manager pays tribute to 'genuine nice lad'

Harry Rice was killed in a car crash

Monday, January 29, 2018

Harry Rice's former football manager had paid tribute to the teenager who "always had a smile on his face" and was a "genuine nice lad."

Farnborough FC are to hold a minute's silence in memory of the 17-year-old, as he died in a car crash on Friday (January 26) in Hayes along with two of his friends. Rice played for the team's academy squad and will also have a tribute in the match-day programme.

Marc Wardley, the Farnborough academy manager, told talkRADIO reporter Tania Snuggs:

"Potentially he could have been a really good football player. He loved his football, used to train really hard."

He said "obviously all the boys [in the football team] are very distraught about what happened to him" and "the ones I’ve spoken to are deeply shocked and really upset."

Wardley added that at the next academy game there will be a minute of silence and "I think the lads want to try and get some t-shirts printed off with with his picture on and just try and remember him, all remember him for what a nice lad he was."

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