Tragic Louis to be celebrated by tournament

A village's annual fete will be tinged with sadness this year.

Tuesday, 27th June 2017, 1:25 pm
Updated Tuesday, 18th July 2017, 8:36 am
Louis Simpson

For while the emphasis at Parbold’s Sunshine Sunday will be on fun, a football tournament will be in memory of 14-year-old schoolboy Louis Simpson who died in a barn fire in January.

A new trophy in Louis’s name will be awarded to the winners of the under-14s tournament which receives the full blessing of his loved ones. Former Liverpool star Jamie Carragher, who is a friend of the family, has promised to pop along.

The tournament, for which young teams are now being recruited, is just one of a range of activities taking place at the Alder Lane playing fields, Parbold, from noon until 8pm on July 9.

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It will also host some of the best local music talent, DJ Ian Weller, a children’s entertainer, pop-up bouncy castle world, zorb racing, swing boats, hook a duck, shmoo milk shake bar, not to mention a large array of street food, crepes and the “Tipsy Rice Bar”.

To enter a youth football team for under-nines, 12s and 14s ring contact [email protected] or ring 0780 095 7612.