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Mar 02, 2020
The Community Foundation would like to say thank you to the Power League, Stockport for very kindly holding a 6 – aside Memorial Trophy football tournament at their venue on Saturday 22 February 2020 in memory and honour of Lewis Holland.
Lewis, one of Stockport County’s disability adult players sadly passed away on Sunday 19th January 2020 after suddenly suffering a brain aneurysm and being rushed into hospital with a bleed on the brain. Lewis was 24 years of age. The Power League in Stockport wanted to pay tribute to Lewis and recognise all his good work and support for the Power League when volunteering his time on a regular basis with helping organising their tournaments and league matches as well as playing at the venue himself. Lewis was always bright and cheerful and liked by everyone and held in high esteem for all his efforts when volunteering.
The Power League wanted to run a tournament to build awareness and to raise funds for Stockport County Community Foundation of which Lewis was such a big part. He was a regular member of the Stockport County adult disability team that play in the East Cheshire Ability Counts League and attended weekly training sessions at Houldsworth Village and played in the Premiership first team at the monthly tournaments at the Power League in Stockport.
On Saturday 22 February, The Power League brought 10 teams came together to play in the 6-aside tournament to honour Lewis and it was a very fitting tribute and a fantastic success with local Power League Team Chuckles FC winning the competition and picking up the Lewis Holland Memorial Trophy. The Power League have decided that this will be an annual event to pay respect and to honour the memory of Lewis Holland.
Adrian Rigby-Bates, Disability Football Manager for the Community Foundation said;
“Stockport County Community Foundation would like to thank the Power League for very kindly organising this tournament in Memory of Lewis and for raising much needed funds for our Charity. We will always hold very special memories of Lewis and the way for many years he played football for us with great skill and a smile upon his face. Everyone will sadly miss Lewis, but this annual tournament will always let us remember him so fondly”.
If you would like further information about the Community Foundation Disability Football Project, please contact Adrian Rigby-Bates on 0161 286 8888 (Option 3).
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