Charity football match held in Jamie’s honour

The Avon Mill AFC team.
The Avon Mill AFC team.

A charity football match has been held in memory of a Rugby man who died in a car crash in Australia earlier this year.

Jamie Dumbleton, 26, was doing charity work in Adelaide when the car he was travelling in was in a collision on May 23.

The two teams shake hands before the match starts.

The two teams shake hands before the match starts.

His family and friends have been working hard to keep his memory alive by doing what Jamie enjoyed most – raising money for good causes.

The match took place on Sunday, July 3, between the Holly Bush FC and the Avon Mill AFC and raised just over £300 for Cancer Research UK.

A minute’s applause was held before kick-off and the Holly Bush took home the Jamie Dumbleton Memorial Trophy after winning 5-4.

Jamie’s brother, Danny Dumbleton, said: “I would like to thank everyone that came along to watch or play and help raise money for Jamie’s charity and also to Andrew McGregor and Jamie Malin for organising the event.

The game started after a minutes applause.

The game started after a minutes applause.

“And finally to The Holly Bush pub for them putting some food on for all the players afterwards. It was a fantastic day under the sun playing a sport Jamie loved.”

Jamie Dumbleton.

Jamie Dumbleton.