Sports event in Chris’s memory

U15s at the memorial football event
U15s at the memorial football event

All ages turned out for a weekend of football to remember Chris Richmond, who died from a heart attack exactly a year ago at the age of 38.

The much-missed football coach was a committed member of Leighton Town Youth and ran two teams.

His wife Tasha, friends and family helped organise the day to remember Chris and raise money for heart charities.

Youth teams from around the county took part in a tournament held at Astral Park,

In the morning, youth football was order of play with Flitwick Eagles winning the U11s section, and Chris’s own team winning the U15s.

The afternoon then gave way to a veterans’ competition. Many had travelled from far and wide so they could take part, including the Richmond family who travelled up from Bournemouth to compete.

Most of the players take part in the Vets Friday league at Vandyke, in which Chris played.

The day ended with Tasha, her family and friends letting go 38 red and black balloons in Chris’s memory.