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Obituary – Fred Miniken

It is with deep sadness that we have to report the passing of Mr Fred Miniken, former manager and supporter of St Albans City Youth FC over many years.

Fred was a dedicated member of the City Youth Committee under the Chairmanship of George Walker and then Mervyn Morgan, providing advice and guidance with a huge amount of knowledge. Fred’s son, Chris Miniken said that his father passed away on Monday night (14th January 2019), surrounded by his family at Shrewsbury Hospital. There are still many within both City Youth FC and St Albans City FC who remember Fred from his time at St Albans City Youth and also from his work with St Albans City FC. Club historian, Dave Tavener, said “it was a sad day when Fred upped sticks and moved from his home in Batchwood Drive to the Welsh border”.

Fred will be missed by all at both St Albans City Youth FC and St Albans City FC. Our condolences go to Fred’s family at this sad time. The photo shows Fred advising a very young Arsene Wenger upon which of the City Youth youngsters Arsenal should look out for in the future!

Photo courtesy of David Tavener

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