Charity football match held in Jamie's honour

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

Friday, 22nd July 2016, 8:35 am
Updated Friday, 22nd July 2016, 9:38 am
The Avon Mill AFC team.

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

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.

The two teams shake hands before the match starts.

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.

“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.”

The game started after a minutes applause.
Jamie Dumbleton.
The two teams shake hands before the match starts.
The game started after a minutes applause.
Jamie Dumbleton.