The Club would like to send our sincere condolences to his family and friends. Our thoughts are with them at this difficult time.
Cody was brought in by then manager Ian Long early in the 2019/20 season and he made 9 appearances (7 + 2 sub appearances) during his six months with the Club, including starting our Emirates FA Cup 1st Round tie at home to Eastleigh that ended in a 2 - 2 draw.
Cody also played for Bromsgrove Sporting and Stratford Town, having been with Birmingham City as a youngster.
Sadly, this is our second experience of losing a young former player in these dreadful circumstances.
We would like to remind those living locally that a knife surrender bin was installed in Duke Street, Stourbridge in August 2022 with the support of the family of Ryan Passey to enable people to dispose of knives, blades and other dangerous objects safely. There are over 20 of these now in locations throughout the West Midlands.
West Midlands Assistant Police and Crime Commissioner Tom McNeil said at the time: “These bins are just one measure needed to get knives off our streets – alongside much earlier intervention including support for young people in difficult circumstances, and tackling big issues that drive crime such as mental ill health and addiction.
“The bins are providing people with a legal and safe way to dispose of knives which they shouldn’t be carrying. Every knife posted into a surrender bin is potentially a life saved.
“These bins prove most effective when the community wants them and the message the PCC and I have been receiving loud and clear is that more are needed.
“Knives can ruin the lives of individuals, families and entire communities. If you have a knife or any weapon, or know somebody who does, I strongly recommend you dispose of it in one of these bins.”
Stourbridge FC echoes those sentiments.