The Community Foundation would like to say thank you to
the Power League, Stockport for very kindly holding a 6 - aside Memorial Trophy
football tournament at their venue on Saturday 22 February 2020 in memory and
honour of Lewis Holland.
Lewis, one of Stockport County’s disability adult
players sadly passed away on Sunday 19th January 2020 after suddenly suffering a
brain aneurysm and being rushed into hospital with a bleed on the brain. Lewis
was 24 years of age. The Power League in Stockport wanted to pay tribute to
Lewis and recognise all his good work and support for the Power League when
volunteering his time on a regular basis with helping organising their
tournaments and league matches as well as playing at the venue himself. Lewis
was always bright and cheerful and liked by everyone and held in high esteem
for all his efforts when volunteering.
The Power League wanted to run a tournament to build
awareness and to raise funds for Stockport County Community Foundation of which
Lewis was such a big part. He was a regular member of the Stockport County
adult disability team that play in the East Cheshire Ability Counts League and
attended weekly training sessions at Houldsworth Village and played in the
Premiership first team at the monthly tournaments at the Power League in
On Saturday 22 February, The Power League brought 10
teams came together to play in the 6-aside tournament to honour Lewis and it
was a very fitting tribute and a fantastic success with local Power League Team
Chuckles FC winning the competition and picking up the Lewis Holland Memorial
Trophy. The Power League have decided that this will be an annual event to pay
respect and to honour the memory of Lewis Holland.
Adrian Rigby-Bates, Disability Football Manager for the
Community Foundation said;
“Stockport County Community Foundation would like to
thank the Power League for very kindly organising this tournament in Memory of
Lewis and for raising much needed funds for our Charity. We will always hold
very special memories of Lewis and the way for many years he played football
for us with great skill and a smile upon his face. Everyone will sadly miss
Lewis, but this annual tournament will always let us remember him so fondly”.
If you would like further information about the
Community Foundation Disability Football Project, please contact Adrian
Rigby-Bates on 0161 286 8888 (Option 3).