Tributes to Eddie in memorial soccer gala

The Eddie Edwards Memorial Football Festival at Sheffeild Works Dept Sports & Social Club,Heeley..One of the matches City Knights v Rotherham Dynamos
The Eddie Edwards Memorial Football Festival at Sheffeild Works Dept Sports & Social Club,Heeley..One of the matches City Knights v Rotherham Dynamos
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Sheffield went football crazy as hundreds of amateur players took part in two tournaments.

The first was held at the U-Mix Centre in Lowfield where an All Nations Football Festival was held as part of Refugee Week.

The Eddie Edwards Memorial Football Festival at Sheffeild Works Dept Sports & Social Club,Heeley..Group pic of some of the teas taking part in the tournament

The Eddie Edwards Memorial Football Festival at Sheffeild Works Dept Sports & Social Club,Heeley..Group pic of some of the teas taking part in the tournament

The festival was held to help refugees or asylum-seekers integrate with their new communities and promote a sense of belonging.

The second tournament was organised by City Knight Disabled Adults Football Club as a tribute to former manager Eddie Edwards, who died last year after 16 years of involvement with the City Knights.

The memorial festival was held at the Sheffield Works Dept and Social Club, with clubs who took park – Rotherham Dynamos, Sheffield Wednesday and Bridgend – each bringing several teams.

Sheffield Wednesday’s teams won all the leagues.

Bridgend Ladies won the Ladies League cup and the main cup, the Eddie Edwards Fair Play Trophy, was awarded to Rotherham Dynamos by the panel of referees.

Medals to the winning teams were presented by South Yorkshire’s former Premier League referee Uriah Rennie.

Sharon Lavender, City Knights Manager who helped organise the day, also arranged for photographs of Eddie to be displayed on a projector.

“Eddie will never to be forgotten and the pictures brought back happy memories for many,” she said.

She also paid thanks to all those involved in the organising and running of the day.

“If it was not for Eddie our players would not be where they are today. It was 16 years ago when he started the very first Cerebral Palsy FC and he has left a big hole in all our hearts.”