Football memorial game in honour of Chipping Norton man Shaun Weller nets £3,000

thisisoxfordshire: Mr Weller's daughter, Tiana-May Weller-Clarke, centre, started the match Buy this photo Mr Weller's daughter, Tiana-May Weller-Clarke, centre, started the match

A FOOTBALL match held in memory of a young man who died aged just 22 raised £3,000 for the Oxford Cancer Research Centre.

Chipping Norton FC were beaten 5-0 by an Oxford United Legends team in the third annual Shaun Weller memorial match on Sunday.

Mr Weller, inset, who played for Chipping Norton, died of liver cancer in May 2012.

As well as the match, the event featured a crossbar challenge, penalty shoot-out, face painting, tombola and raffle.

Mr Weller’s four-year-old daughter, Tiana-May Weller-Clarke, let off a balloon to mark the start of the game.

Former Oxford United players taking part included Mike Ford, who was sacked as Oxford City manager last summer, Les Phillips, Les Robinson and Chris Allen.

Organiser Lisa Cozier, a friend of Mr Weller’s family, said: “It was a brilliant day, with about 500 people turning up, which shows how valued he was.

“All his family were there, including his mum, dad, grandparents and fiancee, and they were very touched by it.”

Chipping Norton FC secretary Paul Watson, who played in the match, said: “There was a good crowd and atmosphere.

“Oxford gave us the runaround but it was brilliant to play in the game.”

Comments

Post a comment

Remember you are personally responsible for what you post on this site and must abide by our site terms. Do not post anything that is false, abusive or malicious. If you wish to complain, please use the ‘report this post’ link.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree