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We are pleased to announce that Walsall FC Chaplain and former Walsall FC Defender (1980-1990), Reverend Peter Hart has agreed to accept the role of Walsall FC DSA Lifetime Ambassador. Peter, who originates from Mexborough, Yorkshire made his professional debut for Huddersfield Town in 1974, becoming the clubs youngest ever debutant.
In 1980, Peter signed for Walsall FC and during his 10 year spell with the Saddlers, made 474 appearances, most of them as Captain. He helped the club to the semi-finals of the 1983-84 League Cup, narrowly losing to high flying Liverpool FC in a two leg match after holding the Reds to 2-2 draw at Anfield.
Peter captained the Saddlers side to promotion to the then named second division in 1988 before playing his last game at Fellows Park in his own testimonial match against West Bromwich Albion.
After retiring from professional football, Peter became an ordained Minister in the Church of England and after serving his curacy in the Diocese of Bradford, became Vicar of St. Martin's Church in Walsall. Later, Peter moved to St. Lukes Church in Cannock and is currently Vicar at St. John the Baptist in Armitage, Staffordshire as well club Chaplain at Walsall Football Club.
On behalf of the members, the committee are very grateful to Peter for accepting the role and look forward to seeing him at some of our future planned events.