Everyone at East Grinstead Town FC would like to send their sincere condolences to the family and friends of Rhys Wood, who tragically lost his life in a road traffic accident in the town yesterday.
Rhys played for our third team up to the season before last before joining EG Meads and will be fondly remembered by his teammates and the team’s management for his passion, dedication and sheer joy of wearing the Wasps’ no. 10 shirt.
We are also praying that Wasps players Matt Apps and Craig Pither, who sustained serious injuries in the accident, make a full recovery. Our thoughts are with them and their families at this difficult time as well as the loved ones of the two other former Wasps who suffered minor injuries in the accident.
As a mark of respect and to remember Rhys, our players will wear black armbands and we will observe a minute’s silence before tomorrow’s Isthmian League game against Lancing.

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On the 10th March 2004 Adam Dabell tragically and without any warning, collapsed and died whilst playing in a local five-a-side tournament with his friends.
He was 26.

At that time, working on a suggestion made originally by Steve Hill (Sussex School Sports Coordinator) and Simon Bunn, Adam’s peers and friends from schooldays, his family and extended family and his many good friends, decided that the best memorial to a young man so full of life, would be a living memorial.

Therefore contributions were made that provided for a Memorial Cup and Trophy in Adam’s name which are presented to the winning team from an annual football match between the two schools/Sixth Form Colleges in East Grinstead;

Sackville, which Adam attended, and Imberhorne which many of his friends attended.

Both teams receive commemorative medals, normally presented by our Town Mayor and the event is increasingly heavily supported, particularly by the young people of the Town.

It is a very joyous celebration!

His family say a personal thank you to those who contributed to this living memorial, and who continue to make it happen each year and to let you know that the 17th annual match will take place on Wednesday 13th October at the East Grinstead Town F.C. ground.

Once again, at the match we shall be looking to promote and seek entirely voluntary contributions to CRY - Cardiac Risk in the Young.
CRY was founded in 1995 to raise awareness of conditions that can lead to Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD); Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS, SADS), in the young.
and we would encourage you to visit their website:- http://www.c-r-y.org.uk/

Those of you that can make it, his family would like to warmly invite you to join us there to cheer on the two young teams, as we remember Adam and those other young people that have fallen victim.

For more information, please refer to Adam's website:- http://adamdabell.net/ or elsewhere on the EGTFC website to whom his family continue to be hugely grateful for their support of this match.

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