Tributes paid to former Rushden & Diamonds striker Farrell

Tributes have been paid to former Rushden & Diamonds striker Craig Farrell who has passed away at the age of just 39

Tuesday, 31st May 2022, 8:30 am
Craig Farrell pictured during his time at Rushden & Diamonds
Craig Farrell pictured during his time at Rushden & Diamonds

Farrell made 78 appearances for the original Rushden & Diamonds between 2009 and 2011 having previously played for both Carlisle United and York City.

The former England Under-16 international finished his career with spells at the likes of AFC Telford United, Hinckley, Blyth Spartans and Whitby before retiring in 2015.

Paying tribute to Farrell, AFC Rushden & Diamonds said in a short statement on Twitter: “We are saddened to hear about the passing of former RDFC striker Craig Farrell.

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“Our thoughts are with his family at this time.”

Aaron O’Connor, who played alongside Farrell at Nene Park, also paid his own tributes on social media, writing: “’I’m still in total shock, but gotta send a tribute to my friend Faz.

"Still can’t believe it. We shared some of the best times together, times I’ll never forget. R.I.P brother. I’ll never forget you.”