Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Charity football match in memory of Urmston player

 Source: Messenger Newspapers

 URMSTON footballers will be playing a charity football match tomorrow night (Ed: Thursday 18th August 2011, 7pm, Lees Field, Davyhulme Road, Manchester, M41 8QA) in memory of a former vice captain who died earlier this year.

Mark Abbott, 31, who played for Urmston Meadowside’s Men’s Team, died on January 3 when he was hit by a car while out jogging on the East Lancashire Road in Salford.

AFC Urmston Meadowside Mens Team will be playing a Charity Football Match against an FC United XI (mainly their Youth Team) this evening at Lees Field on Davyhulme Road, Davyhulme.

Mark was very close to his uncle, who recently lost his sight and so the match will raise money for Guide Dogs for the Blind to buy a guide dog.

David Stead, development manager and treasurer at Urmston Meadowside, said players had been left devastated by the news of Mark’s death.

He said Mark, who had been playing for the team for three years and last year was awarded Player of the Year for the 2009/10 season, was one of the team’s best players.