Football tourney in memory of crash victim Dewi

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A CHARITY football tournament is to be held in memory of a car crash victim.

Dewi Foulkes, 23, of Mancot, was killed in a road accident in Hawarden in August 2009.

This month marks the second anniversary of Dewi’s death and friends are teaming up for a five-a-side football tournament on Sunday, August 28 at Deeside Leisure Centre.

All funds raised from the day will be go towards the Queensferry Sports Junior Football League to help them buy equipment and trophies.

Football-loving Dewi was an established local player, turning out for clubs including Connah’s Quay Tigers where a memorial cup is played for in his memory.

Adam Gregory, a friend of Dewi’s and a former school colleague at John Summers High School, is one of the organisers of the tournament.

He said: “We are all still upset by what happened.

“As a group we were very close and we are keen to celebrate his memory with this tournament.”

The tournament will run from noon until 4pm and will see black Friends for Eternity bands on sale to help raise funds for the cause.

Mr Gregory said Deeside Leisure Centre has kindly agreed to provide the pitches for free, to help increase the amount of money raised for the junior league.

“We are very grateful for the help of the leisure centre and other people with the tournament,” added Mr Gregory, 25.

“This is a fun way for us to remember Dewi, he loved football.”

Mr Gregory said members of Dewi’s family are expected to attend the event.

Previously 11-a-side matches have been staged in his memory but organisers were keen to allow for more players to participate by holding a tournament instead.

Dewi worked at pharmaceutical firm Aptuit on Deeside Industrial Park.

l Anyone wishing to enter a team in the tournament should call Adam on 07903037323 or join the Dewi’s Memorial Football Tournament group on Facebook.

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