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Wrexham charity match a tribute to Darren and Scott

Published date: 21 March 2014 |
Published by: Garth ApThomas 
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A CHARITY football match in memory of two inspirational men will be held on Sunday.

The game will be a tribute to 21-year-old Scott Torrens of Rhosddu and 30-year-old Darren ‘Coco’ Roberts, of Caerwys, who was co-ordinator for the alternative learning project at The Venture centre for children and young people in Garner Road, Caia Park.

Mr Torrens died in November after suffering a seizure as he slept. Mr Roberts died in December, a day after being involved a car accident.

The idea for the game came from 17-year-old Kieron Torrens of Bersham, Scott’s brother and a firm friend of Darren.

Talking about the match Kieron said: “They were both football fans. Coco supported Liverpool and Wrexham, and Scott was a massive Wrexham fan.

“It would be nice to think they will be looking down enjoying the game on Sunday.”

Kieron paid tribute to both men, saying: “Scott was the life and soul of the party and loved by everyone. Darren was a lovely guy who would do anything to help anyone.”

Kieron said the match would be between a team from the RAFA Club and a side he is putting together for the day.

Kieron is currently studying skills for construction at Coleg Cambria’s campus in Northop and is the manager of Brickfield Rangers Under Nines.

Sunday’s game will be held at Brickfield’s pitch in Court Road, Wrexham, and members of the public are welcome to attend.

Kieron said he would like to thank everyone who is helping towards the success of the day, including James Williams, who is manager of the RAFA team and the event’s co-organiser.

He said: “People have been absolutely great. All the money raised will be going to charity. The match will kick off at 1.30pm.

“Originally we were going to hold the match in January, but the weather was so bad we felt it would be better to postponse it for a little while.”

l In July 2009 Kieron’s half brother Aaron Griffiths-Mahoney died, aged 20, in a car accident in Rhosrobin.

Paying tribute to him, he said: “He was a lovely brother just like Scott. Everybody loved him.”

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