A WALKING football club held a memorial tournament in memory of one of their former members who sadly died last year.

Rainford Walkers FC staged a fundraising charity football competition, in aid of St Helens Mind, at the home of Rainford Rangers FC.

The competition was called the Stephen Reid Cup, in memory of the club’s former member who passed away last year.

Family and friends of Stephen turned out, with players, referees and volunteers from all clubs involved helping make the inaugural event a great success, which Rainford Walkers captain Joe Giblin helped organise.

Prescot won the cup, with Droylsden taking the plate on the day.

“We had the football tournament to raise money for Mind,” said Mike McLoughlin, of Rainford Walkers FC.

“There were eight teams come from all over and we had two teams in it.

The day was a massive success and we managed to raise £1,100.

“The manager of St Helens Mind was delighted with the donation.

“It is going to be an annual event, the Stephen Reid Cup.”

Rainford Walking Club was launched in 2022 and meets every Tuesday evening at Rainford High.

Mike added: “We’ve been going for two years and we’ve gone from strength to strength.

“We’ve got about 40 members and we are a very active club.”