Annual tournament raises funds for local hospice

An annual six-a-side football tournament, held in memory of a former Mackley employee, has this year raised more than £1,250 for the St Barnabas Hospice.

The Ivan Mitchell Memorial Trophy was contested at Steyning Town FC on Sunday 11 July and raised a total of £1,270 for the local charity.

The event was organised by Matt Bailey, Mackley’s Subcontract Coordinator – with help from Steph Gretton and Viv Smith – in memory of Ivan Mitchell, who sadly passed away in July 2007 at the age of 32.

The tournament also featured a player of the tournament trophy, named after another former Mackley employee, Vic Gretton Snr, who passed away in June 2012.

Both Vic and Ivan were supported by St Barnabas, a Worthing-based hospice which provides palliative care to adults with advanced progressive life-limiting illnesses.

The tournament itself featured 16 teams and was eventually won by Steyning Tsunami, who beat Norfolk Enchants 1-0 in the final – while the Vic Gretton Snr trophy was won by Jack Gunn the goalkeeper of Steyning Tsunami.

19 July 2021

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