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Phill Walker JP

29 April 2017

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Congratulations to former Chesterfield star Phill Walker, who sat as a magistrate for the first time this week after two years of interviews and training.

Ahead of making his debut as a JP on Tuesday at Nottingham Magistrates' Court, Phill said: "I'm feeling really excited about my new career but a little nervous. 

"I may be moved to the Derbyshire courts in the future due to my son Ross, who is a police officer in Derbyshire, being transferred to Nottinghamshire. The law states you can't be a magistrate in a county where a relative of yours is in the police service."

Phill made over 200 appearances for Chesterfield in two spells at the club. Since retiring, he has coached youngsters at Centre Parcs for many years and raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity by organising celebrity football matches.

The last magistrate connected to the Spireites was goalkeeper Ray Middleton.

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