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Catch Up With Dean Barrick

10 December 2013

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Rovers Official Website caught up with former Rovers player Dean Barrick to find out what he is up to now.

Where are you now? 

I have been working has a teacher in Thailand now for 5 years. The school I work at does amazing things to help with the poorer element of Thai society and I have been working closely with a local orphanage. I am looking for anybody who has a spare football shirt that they could donate. This Christmas I am going to Cambodia to help build a weaving centre in an impoverished, remote area making the village self-sufficient. I am looking into ways of getting Rovers involved with some community projects as we speak so hopefully more news to follow. 

Do you still have involvement with football? 

I still play whenever I can (usually once every 2 weeks). Last year my team, Planet Football in Pattaya won the league and cup double in an over 35’s team. I captained and won a veterans tournament involving teams from all over the world. 

Who was the manager at Rovers you worked best with? 

Dave Penney.

What is your best memory of your time at Rovers? 

Actually the highlight was after I had left, commentating on the play off final at Stoke against Dagenham and witnessing the return of Rovers to the Football League. I played over 20 games that year and like to think I played my part in helping Donny get back where they belong. 

What is the highlight of your career? 

Winning the 3rd division championship with Preston 95/96.

Do you have any memorabilia from your time at Rovers? 

I am proud to say my shirt is on the wall of my local football team, Hemsworth Miners Welfare where I played after recovering from my career ending triple fracture in the F. A. Trophy final.

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