Philips joined Spurs as a fourteen year old goalkeeper
and progressed through the ranks to the reserve team.
Playing alongside team-mates who went on to make the first team, Barry's high-point was the South-East Counties Division Two League Cup final, which won him a trophy (see below) for beating Chelsea.
With more experienced keeper blocking his path to the first team, Philips moved on to Peterborough United and then West Ham United, but could not break through, so played Isthmian League football for Cheshunt.
Later Barry won a Sunday League Cup Final with Carlton United.
Now works on the THFC
Match day staff in the tunnel area of the ground.