Barry Town United fans chant Christian Edwards’ name after Cardiff Metropolitan boss suffers suspected heart attack

Barry fans show compassion for Archers boss Edwards

Christian Edwards
Cardiff Metropolitan manager Christian Edwards [Image: Matthew Lofthouse]

by Callum Ellis

BARRY Town United supporters showed support to Christian Edwards after the Cardiff Metropolitan boss suffered a suspected heart attack.

The former Swansea City and Bristol Rovers defender was taken ill during a training session with the Archers on Thursday.

And Barry supporters chanted Edwards’ name in their JD Cymru Premier clash with Penybont at Jenner Park this evening.

“One Christian Edwards,” was aired by the home fans during the first half.

Edwards – who joined the university’s teach staff in 2010 – guided Met to Nathaniel MG Cup glory last season.

The 43-year-old is under observation.

A statement from the club said: “Cardiff Met FC are sending our best wishes to our manager Christian who last night suffered a suspected heart attack at training.

“We can confirm he is okay and under observation. We would like to thank you for your kind words and messages.”

A number of clubs have shown support for the Archers manager.

Christian Edwards
Edwards guided Met to Nathaniel MG Cup glory last season [Image: Matthew Lofthouse]
Edwards’ former club Swansea City tweeted: “Wishing our former defender Christian Edwards a speedy recovery after he suffered a suspected heart attack last night. Get well soon.”

JD Cymru Premier rivals Aberystwyth added: “Aberystwyth Town Football Club extends its best wishes to Christian and hope for a speedy recovery.

“If we can do anything to help please do let us know, including for those who were in training with Christian at the time.”

Connah’s Quay Nomads manager Andy Morrison, who was present at Jenner Park, told S4C’s Sgorio: “I spoke to Christian today and wish him a speedy recovery.

“It was a major shock but I’ve heard he’s in good spirit and I’m sure he’ll be back soon.”

Edwards was at the USW Sport Park on Wednesday afternoon, watching on as the Archers secured a 4-2 win over the University of South Wales in the BUCS Premier South.

The Treforest-based side sent Edwards their best wishes.