A FOOTBALL tournament has raised around £1500 in memory of a Trimpley woman who died in a riverboarding accident in New Zealand six years ago.

Chris Jordan helped organise the competition, which took place on Saturday at the University of Birmingham, in support of the charity he set up in his daughter’s name.

The Emily Jordan Foundation helps people with moderate learning disabilities gain skills and experience through a variety of horticultural, woodwork and cycling projects.

Mr Jordan, who recently climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of the foundation, said: “We were really pleased with the event, despite the morning rain.

“Raising money is important but it is even more amazing to have the support of a lot of younger people who knew Emily and have taken part or helped organise the tournament.

“Having a younger generation involved is vital because this will ensure the charity has a good future ahead of it.”

The tournament saw eight teams battle it out to be crowned champions and the eventual winners were Riverside FC.

Mohammed Hadian, captain of the side and scorer of the winner in the final, said: “It was a really fun day out and all for a good cause.”

All Stars FC, a team of young people with learning disabilities which includes Emily’s brother Alex Jordan in its ranks, also took part in the six-a-side competition.

For more details on the charity visit theemilyjordanfoundation.org.uk