Young footballers’ kit tribute to tragic Cameron Martin
YOUNG soccer players are proudly playing on – in memory of a tragic team-mate.
The Almondbury Lions Under 11 side went down 2-1 in a game against Drighlington on Sunday.
But they took enormous pride in wearing their new blue kit, which bears the name Cameron on the front.
Cameron Martin, 10, tragically died last November from natural causes.
The soccer-mad youngster had joined the Almondbury team last year after previously playing with Kirkburton.
And now the Almondbury players are hoping the new kit will bring them luck in their RCD Junior League campaign.
The kit was bought for the club after a charity effort in Leeds, organised by workmates of Cameron’s dad, Simon.
The fundraisers also raised cash for a shield, made in Cameron’s honour, and it is hoped that can be played for at Cameron’s school, Rowley Lane JIN.
A £165,000 multi-sports games court at his former school in Lepton has been named Cameron’s Court.
Tragically Cameron collapsed suddenly at his Lepton home the day before and died in hospital on the day the court opened. His death was from natural causes.
Almondbury coach Robert Wilson said: “Cameron loved his football and he enjoyed playing with the Lions after moving from Kirkburton.