The Adam Dabell Annual Memorial Football Match 2021

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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:-

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:- 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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