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Today! Under 15s to play Langton Green in the Grootveldt Cup KO 6:30pm

By Jim Rowe

Match in memory of popular Angels coach driver to be played at Longmead 8th May

Angels under 15s are to play Langton Green at the Longmead Stadium on Weds 8th May 6.30 KO.

The cup is in memory of Henry Grootveldt, Angels coach driver who sadly passed away in 2016. But Henry wasn’t simply a very good coach driver, he was also an amazing supporter of all the Angels teams. Typical of his love for the club was when he drove the boys to play in a youth tournament at Upton Park and cheered them on throughout from the stands. Henry always had a smile on his face and would love that this game is being played in his honour with all the funds going to CRY Cardiac Risk in the Young. We are delighted to confirm that Henry’s wife Lesley will present the trophy and his daughter will also be a guest of honour.

CRY is a charity that aims at preventing young sudden cardiac deaths through awareness, screening, research and support to affected families. It is a charity very close to the Angels community having sadly lost two players Jack Maddams 17 and Junior Dian 24 from such conditions. CRY and the club launched their Football Fight Back campaign in 2016 having now raised over £35,000 for the charity to give players between the ages of 18 and 35 the opportunity to have their heart checked for abnormalities. Over 1,100 young people have now been tested through the Football Fight back campaign.

Please come down and support this game. Gates will open from 5.30 with a number of fund raising stalls and raffle planned.

Admission will be £4.00 for adults free for young people. The Tea Shack will be open for food and drink, and PA will be in operation.

Updated 21:40 - 8 May 2019 by Jim Rowe

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