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31st May 2017 16:29

Matt Salmon passes away peacefully at home
mansfieldtown.net, 27th May 2017

Mansfield Town Football Club is deeply saddened to announce the passing of former academy physio Matt Salmon.

The 25-year-old, who was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2010, announced his retirement from football on Wednesday following a recent consultation with doctors.

In his final hours, he was surrounded by his family and passed away peacefully, the club were told.

The 25-year-old enjoyed three-and-a-half-years at the club, which included a spell as first team physiotherapist.

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In a statement, youth directors Mark Hawkins and Steve Hymas said: "Matt was an inspirational person, taken far too young.

"His dedication to Mansfield Town Football Club knew no limits and he will be forever remembered by everyone at the academy. Matt was so proud to work at Mansfield Town Football Club and we were so proud to have him as a valuable member of our team.

"His input towards the club's acquirement of EPPP status was remarkable and he has helped lay the foundations to help improve the quality of players for future generations at the Football Club.

"Above all, we will remember Matt as a caring, warm young man with an admirable spirit, who loved his job and the people with whom he worked. We hold in our thoughts his family at this sad time."

Academy manager John Dempster said: "Matt has been taken from his family and friends far too soon, but the foundations he has laid at the academy will live on for years to come, along with the wonderful memories we have of him.

"On behalf of all the academy staff, I can say that we were all grateful to work with him on a daily basis and our thoughts are with his family and friends, who he was so proud of. Rest in peace, Matt."


Stags plan to honour late physio Academy physio
chad.co.uk, by John Lomas, Tuesday 30 May 2017

Mansfield Town are making plans to honour the memory of physio Matt Salmon, who died of cancer this week, aged just 25.

“The chairman and the chief executive have got some ideas.” said manager Steve Evans.

“At an appropriate time when things are a bit more palatable I am sure they will speak to the family.”

Read more at: http://www.hucknalldispatch.co.uk/sport/football/stags-plan-to-honour-late-physio-1-8570247

He added: “It’s always a shock when someone’s life is taken away, especially one so young and one I’d always see with a smile.

“He was a true professional. I don’t profess to have known him as best friends do. But as a colleague, he was someone who was supportive and someone who was absolutely outstanding in his knowledge of physiotherapy and medical science.”

Among the tributes to Matt over the weekend, ex- Stags player Junior Daniel dedicated Blackpool’s play-off final win to him, while Notts County’s physio team won the League Two Sports Science and Medicine team of the year award and immediately gifted it to Mansfield in memory of Matt.

Evans added: “It’s incredible. Football is a small world. I have had messages of condolence and support from managers from the Premier League all the way down to non-League.”

“I get them because I am the head of the football side rather than the chairman or chief exec.

“They are taken as given, with real warmth and real heartfelt thankyous. We will miss him being round and hopefully he won’t be forgotten for a long, long time.”



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