Birmingham City Girls mourning loss of popular coach

Dean Prentice coaching girls at Birmingham City
Dean Prentice coaching girls at Birmingham City

Birmingham City are mourning the loss of U9 and U10 girls’ coach Dean Prentice, who had been terminally ill with bowel cancer.

The 28-year-old, who was first diagnosed with the condition in 2018 and told in March 2020 that it was terminal, had launched a crowdfunding campaign to pay for a wonder drug that could have extended his life.

Birmingham City Women wrote on twitter; ‘We are devastated to learn of the passing of one of our own, Dean Prentice, aged just 28. An incredible coach within our @BCFCRTC, Dad, friend and person. Our thoughts are with Dean’s family and friends this evening.’

Birmingham City Regional Talent Club also paid tribute: ‘Great coach and even better person. Created fantastic memories for the players he worked with. Thoughts with family and friends RIP Dean.’

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