Memorial match in memory of schoolboy Jordan Hawes and his dad Dean is a huge success

Jordan and Dean Hawes, who tragically died in December 2005.

Jordan and Dean Hawes, who tragically died in December 2005. - Credit: Archant

Family and friends lined the touch line to cheer on teams playing in a football match held in memory of a budding footballer and his dad.

The two teams are united in a minutes' silence in memory of Jordan Hawes.

The two teams are united in a minutes' silence in memory of Jordan Hawes. - Credit: Archant

Former team mates of football loving Jordan Hawes, who died together with his dad Dean when their car plunged into the Forty Foot in Ramsey in December 2005, pulled on their boots for the 10th anniversary memorial match.

The game was played at the all-weather pitch at Chatteris Cromwell Community College on Sunday (December 20) and saw past and present players from Chatteris Fen Tigers FC joined by additional players from Warboys and Ramsey for the match.

The match was organised by Jordan’s friends Josh Fox and Rowan Irvine and is likely to be the last as most of the players are now 18 and are set to go their separate ways.

There was a great turnout of family friends to support the teams, who were boosted with the influx of some younger as well as a couple of older players.


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The two team goalies, then took turns in the net as all the players and one woman, a former member of Jordan’s team, all had a go at penalties.

Event supported organised a raffle and a cake stall with proceeds totalling £512 going towards the Fenland Road Safety Campaign.

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Josh Forx explained the match was a special opportunity for everyone to get together for one last time.

Jordan’s mum Michelle Lynch gave an emotional and moving tribute and gave heartfelt thanks to Josh and Rowan and everyone for making the day so memorable.

Graham Chappell, chairman of Fenland Road Safety Campaign (Charlotte’s Way) said: “It was truly a privilege to share this special time with Michelle, friends and family and so many who wished to honour their fond memories of Jordan.”

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