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MELKSHAM Town Football Club unveiled a memorial plaque and planted a tree in honour of the Under 16s coach, Keiren Edney, who died in September last year.
Joining Keiren’s family at the memorial service at the Oakfields Stadium were friends, colleagues and the Under 16s Tornados football team, who Keiren coached.
Former coach Jamie Allford who was responsible for recruiting Keiren to the club, spoke at the service. “He was an outstanding role model to the kids. It is nice that we have this memorial, so we have somewhere to remember him forever.”
Keiren’s father, Dale Edney, who helped to plant the tree in memory of his son said, “We are so proud of Keiren. It has been tough, but you have all helped us through this. The support has been absolutely incredible.”
Administration assistant for the football club, Tina Butcher, told Melksham News about why it was important that the club honour Keiren’s memory, “I have known Dale and Louise since school and my son was very close to Keiren.
“It was clear from the memorial football match held at the Conigre last October that Keiren had made a huge impression on our youth players at the club.
“A memorial tree and plaque seems a fitting tribute enabling family, friends and everyone associated with Melksham Town Football Club to pay their respects to Keiren.”