Rugby tournament in memory of Liam’s sacrifice for his country

The tournament was held in memory of Liam Maughan who died while serving for his country in Afghanistan.
The tournament was held in memory of Liam Maughan who died while serving for his country in Afghanistan.
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THE Dons hosted a forces touch rugby tournament at the Keepmoat Stadium in memory of Liam Maughan, the young Doncaster soldier who died while serving his country in Afghanistan.

Liam, from Hatfield, was with 3rd Battalion The Rifles when he was shot by a Taliban sniper in March last year.

Proceeds from the tournament and also money raised from Doncaster’s rugby league fixture against Oldham were donated to the Care for Casualties charity.

The tournament, organised by Community Rugby League coach Martin Rowlands, was sponsored by Lee Robinson of Southend Fisheries at Thorne, and included teams from Thorne police, the RAF, the fire service, the prison service and Scarbrough Barracks. The winners were Humberside Fire and Rescue.

Sgt Rich Lewis, serving with 219 Transport Sqn at Scarbrough Barracks, said: “I’d like to thank Martin and his team on behalf of every member of the armed forces for organising this event and look forward to it becoming a regular date on our calendar.”