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GoFundMe page set up for Bath’s Alex Fletcher as non league clubs pay tribute at matches

A GoFundMe page has been set up for Bath’s Alex Fletcher as non league clubs pay tribute at Saturday afternoon’s matches.

A number of sides sent their support to the hospitalised striker, many spectators around stadiums up and down the country applauding.

There was immediate concern for the 23-year-old after he collided with a concrete advertising hoarding on the side of the pitch during Bath’s game against Dulwich Hamlet in midweek.

After over half an hour of assistance at Twerton Park, Fletcher was taken to hospital in an ambulance, where he underwent emergency neurosurgery. In the latest update on the striker, he was described as being in a ‘stable but critical condition’.

The game was immediately abandoned. Bath City have since cancelled their fixtures for this weekend, as previously reported by Sportsmail. This included a National League South fixture against Worthing, a Somerset Cup match, and Bath City Women’s fixture against Wellington Ladies FC.


During Bath City Football Club’s match with Dulwich Hamlet on Tuesday 8th November, Alex Fletcher sustained a severe head injury.

He required emergency neurosurgery to stabilise his condition and was then admitted to intensive care, where he remains in a stable but critical condition.

Everyone is deeply saddened by what happened and this fundraiser is to provide his family and loved ones with support at a time when they may have to take time off from work, or may incur personal costs.

The whole of the Bath City family, and the footballing world beyond, are behind Alex and are sending their unconditional love, strength and support to both Alex and his loved ones.

Havant & Waterlooville encouraged their fans and the travelling support from Dulwich Hamlet to take part in a minute’s applause during the opening stages of their match on Saturday.

Concord Rangers also confirmed a similar tribute will be held when they host Welling United, adding ‘We are all behind you Alex’.

Alex Fletcher is in the thoughts of everyone at Plymouth Argyle, manager Steven Schumacher has said.

The player is a graduate of the Pilgrims’ academy and went on to play 25 times for the club at first team level before leaving in 2020.

Schumacher said: “We wish him well and hopefully his family are coping alright at the moment and they are supporting him.

“He’s a great lad, Alex. I got on quite well with him. Fingers crossed he recovers as quickly as possible.”

Argyle first team coach Kevin Nancekivell, who has worked in the academy in the past, has been in contact with Fletcher’s family.

Schumacher said: “I know Nance has text the family. He knows him better because he came through the academy. He has got all our support and our thoughts at the moment because it’s obviously quite a serious condition.”

Fans reacted with a GoFundMe page set up for Bath’s Alex Fletcher as non league clubs pay tribute at matches…

@BAfc234: good idea, hope everything will be ok. Keep fighting Alex ❀️

@FizzyLike: Good luck, Alex. We are all rooting for you, son

@lucas42154167: best wishes and speedy recovery ❀️

@MrMikeyMooshoo: Wishing it goes well and he has a Speedy recovery after. πŸ™

@katnav01: Wishing him a full and speedy recovery.

@FootieDJE: Thinking of you Alex and praying for a swift recovery and some good news soon. Spent a year living a stones throw from the ground during my time at Bath Uni. Loved popping down there to watch some β€˜real’ football.

@KevCOYG: Very best wishes to Alex Fletcher for a full and speedy recovery. Thoughts are with him, his family and friends πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š @Argyle @BathCity_FC

@CamValleyFC: Everyone here at Cam Valley wants to wish @BathCity_FC player Alex Fletcher a speedy recovery.

@bobbyrashford: Just heard what happened and hoping with ye all that he pulls through and has a smooth recovery πŸ€žπŸ»πŸ–€πŸ€

@MathewThresher: Thoughts with Alex and his family. A fantastic individual both on and off the field and wishing you a speedy recovery. Everyone at Tiverton and the wider community thinking of you right now

@DebraMichael19L Hoping this young man makes a full recovery. πŸ™πŸ»

@andrea_wxm: Wishing Alex a full and speedy recovery! ⚽️

@StevenToogood: Super Alex Fletcher β€οΈπŸ™

@klippityklopp22: Get well soon. ❀️

We can only hope Alex will be ok! But now it’s time to talk about player safety
Minimum distance from pitch
Foam around the boards
Maybe nothing behind the goals
Dunno but something needs doing
Get well soon Alex

@AS_FootyReview: @BrislingtonFC showing their class as always, name down on the gate when I arrived, and a thank you card for all the efforts towards local football with some money for a few drinks.. πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ I will donate the money they gave me to the #AlexFletcher go fund me.. πŸ‘πŸΌ this is why I do

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