Tribute for Julian Cadman

Chelsea Football Club sends its heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Blues fan Julian Cadman, aged seven, who lost his life in last week’s terrorist attack in Barcelona.

A tribute will appear on the big screen shortly before kick-off this afternoon. The players also wore black armbands during last week’s match against Tottenham in honour of all those affected by the attack in the Las Ramblas area of the city in which 13 people were killed, with others suffering serious injuries, including Julian’s mother Jom.

Julian was born in Kent before moving to Australia with the rest of his family four years ago. He followed his father Andrew, who spent several years working in the Shed Bar at Stamford Bridge, in supporting the Blues.

Three members of the Cadman family, Bill, George and Debbie, who are cousins of Andrew, are guests of the club at today’s game.

‘Andrew always had dreams of one day sitting at Stamford Bridge with his only child,’ said Julian’s uncle Michael. ‘After the events of last Thursday in Barcelona, Andrew lost the opportunity to share this moment, and Julian will not have the opportunity to experience the excitement of a football match.’

Funds are being raised in honour of Julian and to help the Cadman family pay for Jom’s recovery. If you would like to contribute, you can do so at www.gofundme.com/the-julian-jom-fund

The thoughts of everyone at the club are with all those who were affected by the tragedy.