SOCCER legends who played for Tottenham Hotspur will be lining up to play Hardwicke Rangers All-Stars in memory of much-loved former chairman Rob Dawe.
Rob died suddenly in February and the club – founded by Rob and his wife Sue more than 20 years ago – is putting on a number of events to celebrate his contribution to the club and to grassroots football.
Mark Carter, from Hardwicke’s senior men’s team, came up with the idea of a memorial match against a ‘legends team’ from Rob’s favourite side, Spurs.
The All-Stars will be made up of footballers and coaches who worked with Rob at all levels, and the match will take place on Sunday at Rangers’ ground, the Close, in Green Lane.
Rob’s two sons will play a part in the game which will be attended by Sue and members of Rob’s extended family, who are travelling from all over the UK to watch.
Rob received an award from the FA last year to recognise his contribution to the sport, and was involved in football at all levels and in a number of capacities from coaching and fixtures secretary to refereeing.
To date, the annual youth tournament has been run in Rob’s name, and the memorial match will take place alongside an Old Boys vs Tredworth Tigers game. The club is also working to complete a project started by Rob, to get the shower block working five years after it was installed.
Tickets to the memorial match are on sale at £2 for children, £5 for adults.
Please see the club website at www.hardwicke rangersyfc.org for details.