Carlton FC staff member Brian Dennett. Credit: Carlton Town FC

A Carlton Football Club is holding a memorial day for a long-serving former employee who died earlier this year.

Brian Dennett served at the club for almost 20 years before his death from Covid-19 last February.

Due to lockdown restrictions, the non-league outfit have been forced to wait to give Mr Dennett the send-off they would like.

The club have revealed that their academy suite will be named after him and unveiled to his family at the Bill Stokeld Stadium.

Carlton Town FC chairman, Mick Garton, spoke of his former employee in glowing terms.

He said: “He was probably the best appointment I ever made in terms of what he went on to do for the club and the amount of money he raised.

“He was always keen on the academy; bringing youngster through and he would always get to an academy game when he could.

“So, I think it would be a fitting tribute to name the academy suite after him.

“We have gotten a plaque made for him as well.”

Mr Garton, now the chairman of the team for 20 years, made it clear how dear Brian Dennett was to the club.

Mr Dennnett started out as the clubs press officer but was quickly promoted to the role of commercial officer.

“I think during the first couple of matchdays going into next season is when it will really hit us that he’s not there, because he always there!

“Carlton Town was big part of his life and we loved him to bits.

“Anybody that knew Brian is welcome to come down and pay their respects and spend the afternoon sharing a few memories about him.”

The memorial day takes place on Saturday June 19 at 3pm.