£9,000 raised in memory of Kyle

AWARDS: Ian Hancock, father of Kyle Hancock, presents the trophies to the winning teams after the second annual five-a-side tournament held in Kyle's memory. Photo contributed.
AWARDS: Ian Hancock, father of Kyle Hancock, presents the trophies to the winning teams after the second annual five-a-side tournament held in Kyle's memory. Photo contributed.
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THE FRIENDS and family of a Bradwell teenager who died in 2011 have raised almost £9,000 in his memory.

Kyle Hancock was just 18, and five weeks into a university course, when he died of sudden adult death syndrome in October 2011.

A keen footballer, Kyle played in the Derwent Valley junior football league for Bradwell Rovers, before taking over the manager role for the under-12s team, alongside his friends Calum Mackenzie and Robert Thompson, when he reached the age of 16.

The trio’s management stint proved successful with the team winning the Hill Trophy.

A number of charity events have been held in Kyle’s memory since his death, with four of his former players raising £100 by carol singing on December 21.

A five-a-side tournament took place in Bradwell on December 27, organised by Bradwell Rovers Junior Football Club and Ken and Julie Mackenzie (Calum’s parents), which raised £101.

The tournament featured teams from Calver, Bradwell and Bamford and was held at the Multi Use Games Area in Bradwell. Trophies were won by Bradwell under-14s and Calver under-16s and it was the second year the tournament has been organised in Kyle’s memory.

Since Kyle’s death, a number of charity events have been organised in his memory with £9,000 being collected for the Kyle Hancock Memorial Fund with Cardiac Risk in the Young.