A DATE has been set for the funeral of Tony Barrow, who passed away aged 45 this week.

His family say a celebration of Tony's life will take place on Tuesday, March 28 at St Mary's Lowe House Church from 10am.

A wake will take place at Saints' stadium later. People attending the funeral are urged to wear bright colours.


Tony, from Thatto Heath, died at the age of 45 after battling a brain tumour.

There has been an outpouring of tributes to Tony, son of former Saints player Tony snr, from the rugby league community.

Supporters carried out a minute's applause at Ruskin Drive this afternoon as Pilks Recs took on Thatto Heath.

And the Manchester Storm Ice Hockey team, which Tony supported, also paid tribute.

But before the national anthem, a period of applause for @Tonybarrowfund! #StormFamily pic.twitter.com/dZQz4VxWAR

ā€” StormLive (@mcr_storm_live) March 18, 2017