Local Football Community Comes Together for Charity Match in Memory of Jack Riding

Liverpool Echo, 27th April 2019

Hundreds attended the Jack Riding tribute match held in support of Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY). The supporters donated money to see sporting stars play in memory of Jack Riding, an 18 year old footballer who passed away suddenly last year due to an undiagnosed heart defect. The event has highlighted the solidarity of Merseyside’s football scene, which has proven itself to be close knit and supportive in times of tragedy. Players, staff and fans of local clubs came together in grief and support following Jack’s death, culminating in this charity match which saw several figures from local clubs in the crowd. Lee Owens of the Cables management team said, “I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who got involved in helping and raising awareness for Cardiac Risk in the Young, and especially the non league community for supporting the club and the Riding family. It means a lot to us all to see the local football community come together as one in such tragic circumstances and it shows how great the city of Liverpool is when something like this happens in our great city.” Read More