Over 80 players turned up to contest the first annual memorial match for Andrew ‘Mo’ Stevenson, who sadly passed away last year.
The game between a Scarborough RUFC side and Klosters Exiles was kicked off with a minute’s applause, while Russ Wilkie read A.E Housman’s poem, To An Athlete Dying Young, and Mo’s dad John was quick to praise the efforts of all involved, as well as the superb turnout on the day.
John said: “We were delighted with the response from everyone.
“To have over 80 players want to be involved and to see all Mo’s friends from the rugby club, Staxton Cricket Club, and Klosters’ football and netball teams was a testament to his standing in the community and his popularity.”
John was also quick to thank the people who made the memorial day happen.
He added: “These things don’t just come together, a lot of work goes in to putting them on.
“We had a great team of people who worked really hard to put the game on.
“Dave Marsden, Jez Pratt, Sam Conlin, Simon Smith and Russ Wilkie, in particular, were great.
“But Graeme Young and everyone at the club have been great too. We really appreciate everyone’s efforts and support in making it a fantastic day,”
There will be a memorial service in the gardens at Silver Royd next Tuesday at 8am.
John added: “It is an open invitation for everyone to come down. We would be delighted to see people at the service.”