REGINALD "REG" FOULKES REGINALD "REG" FOULKES

REGINALD "REG" FOULKES

Walsall Football Club have today confirmed the sad passing of former Walsall and Norwich City centre-half Reginald "Reg" Foulkes.
Walsall Football Club have today confirmed the sad passing of former Walsall and Norwich City centre-half Reginald "Reg" Foulkes.

Shrewsbury-born Foulkes was an accomplished centre-half, he played at schoolboy level for England and had trials with both Manchester United and Birmingham City before joining Walsall’s groundstaff in 1938.

He turned professional during the war and made his senior debut against Norwich City in November 1945, and went on to make over 175 Walsall appearances.

Foulkes would later move to the Canaries in 1950, going on to make nearly 240 appearances for the club.

During his time with the Canaries, he was made captain and led the side to finish second, third and fourth in Division Three South, he went on to earn a place in the club’s Hall of Fame.

Reg later became player manager of Wisbech Town before moving on to King’s Lynn and Ceyms FC.

In a statement released via saddlers.co.uk, the club confirmed; "We are sad to report the passing of former Saddlers' skipper, Reg Foulkes, at the age of 91.

"Having won honours at Schoolboy level for England and had trials with both Manchester United and Birmingham City as a youngster, he eventually joined the Fellows Park ground staff in 1938 before turning professional for The Saddlers during the war. 

"An accomplished centre half who was cool and calm on the ball, he guested for Walsall and Birmingham City during the war and made his senior debut for The Saddlers in a game against Norwich City November 1945. 

"Making a total of 175 senior outings for the club, during which time he was also used as an emergency centre forward on occasions, he went on to join Norwich City in May 1950 and gave the Canaries sterling service over the course of almost 240 appearances. 

"In May 1956 he became player-manager of Wisbech Town before moving on to King's Lynn and then Ceyms FC. 

"He later returned to live in his hometown of Shrewsbury. 

"The thoughts of everyone here at Banks's Stadium are with his family and friends at this sad time."

We would like to join the club in passing on our condolences to all of Reg's family and friends during this sad time.
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