On what was supposed to be a glorious first home game back in the Championship and a brand spanking new stand to start a new era in the history of Bristol City FC, the sad news broke just before kick off that one of Bristol City’s biggest ever fans Kevin Brake had died suddenly the night before.
Kevin was still in his 40s. His life revolved around Bristol City and he was a devoted and loyal fan. He was involved heavily in the Fans Parliament meetings and attended on a regular basis, he also was a major contributor to the success of Bristol City’s fanzine One Team In Bristol for nearly 23 years. He would work tirelessly thinking up and writing articles, researching them in depth, interviewing players and fans, meeting very tight deadlines and working into the early hours to ensure the edition would be on sale for fans each month.
Kevin travelled regularly on CATS and attended nearly all City’s home and away games, in fact in one period he amassed hundreds of consecutive games over many seasons. He would be a regular face at City games including not just competitive games but most friendlies. City was a major part of his life. He will be sadly missed by all.
Pursuant to discussions between the One Team in Bristol team and Kevin’s family, City fans are invited to donate here towards securing a plaque in permanent memory of Kevin on the Atyeo statue plinth, with all excess funds raised going to the family’s chosen charity, CLIC Sargent.