Adam Redfern’s love for football will be remembered in the third memorial tournament held in his name

By Molly Lee

The third Adam Redfern Memorial Tournament in memory of De Montfort University (DMU) graduate and colleague, Adam Redfern, will be taking place on Saturday, May 20.

2022 Winners of the Memorial Trophy, Leicester Futsal Club.

The tournament will start at 12noon and finish at 5pm at DMU’s Beaumont Park venue, Bennion Road, Leicester.

All money raised from the football teams’ entry fees and donations from spectators will go to The Adam Redfern Memorial Fund.

The fund was set up after Adam tragically died from a cardiac arrest, aged 28, in March 2021.

This year, 38 football teams will be taking part in the tournament, with players of all types of abilities.

Ian Redfern, Adam’s father, said: “We want to make it inclusive for all abilities. Nobody is excluded.”

Amongst the teams, there will be three all-ladies teams, as well as, a few mixed teams with participants of all ages.

Adam Redfern, who died at the age of 28

The tournament will consist of three separate competitions: the Adam Redfern Memorial Trophy for serious footballers, the Community Cup for non-regular footballers and the Walking Football Tournament for people aged 50+.

The Memorial Trophy will have participants from DMU’s male and female football teams, as well as, DMU alumni who were in the same academic year as Adam.

De Montfort Students’ Union (DSU), DMU faculties and Leicester City Community Groups will be amongst the teams participating in the Community Cup.

During the day, the Adam Redfern Memorial Fund will be promoted to continue to raise money for the cause.

Refreshments, a BBQ and a raffle to win different prizes will also be available during the tournament.

Adam’s parents encourage spectators to come to the event to enjoy some football, contribute to the day and to support Adam’s legacy.

Scene from last year’s tournament

Adam was an avid football lover and player.

Mr Redfern added: “Ultimately, Adam’s love for football means that there is no better way to celebrate Adam.”

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