The Jayden Parsons Tournament will take place on the October, 25th - Support it all you can! Full info here...
Friends of Jayden Parsons, the Coventry teenager who suddenly passed away in August, have come together to organise a football tournament in his memory.
Aptly named Jayden Parsons Tournament will take place on October, 25th 2015 at St Finbarr’s Sports and Social Club, Holbrook Lane, Coventry between 2 – 6pm and is hoped to be an annual event for his family and friends to get together, have fun and play football which epitomises what Jayden enjoyed the most. This year all proceeds of the tournament will go to the family to help with the funeral cost.
Thanks to the generosity of local businesses donating prizes there are some great prizes to be won in the raffles and games, lots of treats and even some Disney songs as a princess will be making an appearance! His closest friend Jamie Hastings, who started the idea said: "We were like brothers and were always playing football together and Jayden loved to be socialising with his family and friends, so I thought this was a good way to get us to all to come together and remember him. We are all still shocked and deeply sad, but this event is to help us to remember how he made us happy and smile."
Tributes for the CCFC fan poured in over social media, 15th minute applause was held at the Ricoh at a CCFC home game and a campaign was launched to buy a giant CCFC flag in his memory.
Friend Louie Perry said: "We would all like to thank the community and CCFC fans for their fundraising efforts.” Leone McInnes-Branski and Jade Satchwell have made and sold ‘Jayden 15’ blue ribbons which the community wear with pride. Daniel Harley who has also helped organise the event says “Jamie and I would like to thank our mums and those that have helped to make this event happen. We wish Jayden was still with us but things like this help us keep his memory alive and hopefully will be an enjoyable day for all”.
David Busst and the CCFC football in the community team are supporting the event and even some CCFC legends will be making an appearance. The tournament is open to the public although all football teams have now been allocated. The entry price is £1 for adults and children are free of charge. There is a bar and food will be available.