Bears release Barker
The Redcar Agilia Bears have released Ben Barker from his contract with the club with immediate effect. Ben brought it to the club’s attention that he had ‘personal issues’ last week on the eve of the British Semi-Final, resulting in his withdrawal from the event.
Promoter Jitendra Duffill stated, ‘With Ben’s ongoing issues, it has been decided that we have little choice other than to seek a replacement. Out of respect for Ben and his privacy, I cannot reveal any more details on the matter, but would like to make it clear that is with genuine regret that we have had to release him. I wish Ben nothing but the very best and thank him for his service to the club.’
Duffill has confirmed that Barker’s replacement will be announced within the next few days as the Bears seek BSPA approval on their revised line up.