Sheffield Wednesday to pay tribute to tragic young kickboxer at Friday's match

Sheffield Wednesday plans to pay tribute this weekend to a talented young kickboxer who died after falling ill during a national title fight.

Tuesday, 14th March 2017, 4:30 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:07 am
Scott Marsden with some of his kickboxing trophies (SWNS)

The club will pay its respects to Scott Marsden, who died early this morning, at Friday's Championship clash with Reading at Hillsborough.

It said it would pay tribute in the matchday programme and on the giant screen at the ground, as requested by friends of the teenager.

The 14-year-old, who lived in Hillsborough and attended Forge Valley School in Stannington, was a hugely talented kickboxer and was competing for a national title when he became suddenly ill during a bout in Leeds on Saturday.

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He died three days later, surrounded by family and friends.

Scott had won national and international kickboxing titles and had only recently returned to action after breaking his leg last autumn.

He was also a gifted footballer, who played as a forward for Hallam Juniors Football Club.