Search

Bubbly boy’s memory honoured by Collier Row school’s annual football competition

PUBLISHED: 11:14 19 June 2017 | UPDATED: 11:35 19 June 2017

The family of Alex Field at a special lunch organised by the staff at Crownfield Infant School in honour of his memory. Picture: Sharon Nacmias

The family of Alex Field at a special lunch organised by the staff at Crownfield Infant School in honour of his memory. Picture: Sharon Nacmias

Sharon Nacmias

A school’s football tournament that honours the memory of a boy who died from an aggressive brain tumour continues to go from strength to strength.

Alex Field, with his beloved dalmatian. Picture: Rachel Rodd Alex Field, with his beloved dalmatian. Picture: Rachel Rodd

Crownfield Infant School, White Hart Lane, Collier Row, held the annual Alex Field Memorial inter-school five-a-side football competition on Wednesday, June 14.

Although the community rallied to help Alex’s family raise thousands for the former eight-year-old Crownfield pupil to receive urgent treatment in America, he sadly died in 2011 with his family by his side.

But the happy bright and bubbly boy is fondly remembered by his school who also laid on a special lunch for his family.

“It was lovely. The school dinner was superb not like when we were younger,” said mum Rachel Rodd.

“I am so grateful to Sharon for doing this every year. Crownfields is such a lovely school. The children loved the day as did we all.

“I am truly blessed and want to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for keeping our Alex’s memory alive.

“It’s absolutely lovely to see his memory live on in football.”

This year’s winner was Clockhouse Primary School, Clockhouse Lane, Collier Row, with Parklands Infant School, Havering Road, Romford, in second place.

Headteacher, Sharon Nacmias said: “It was great and really nice for the children who thoroughly enjoyed it.

“Alex’s mum presented all the trophies and stayed for lunch with his grandparents, sister and her boyfriend who also gave out medals and the children loved it.”

Other schools that took part included Rise Park, Annan Way, Romford, Langtons Infant School, Westland Avenue, Hornchurch.

Two new additions were St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School, Lowshoe Lane, Collier Row, and Clockhouse Primary School, Clockhouse Lane, Collier Row.

Ms Rodd added that she noticed the competition was growing every year.

Ms Nacmias said: “It must be going through the grapevine as another school rang me who wanted to join in next year.”

The school is committed to running the every annually and the Crownfield team wear Alex’s name on the back of their shirts.

“The children love the competition and take pride in representing the school in Alex’s memory,” added Ms Nacmias.

“His favourite activity was playing football and he was very talented at this.”

Related articles

Latest Romford News Stories

Yesterday, 22:27

A two-year-old boy is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after a vehicle collided with pedestrians in Rainham earlier today.

Yesterday, 17:01

A man and a teenager from Romford have been charged following the theft of a Mercedes sports car in Brentwood.

Yesterday, 15:29

London Fire Brigade’s borough commander for Havering Paul Hobbs discussed firefighters’ best resources, new technology and his role in an exclusive interview with the Recorder.

Yesterday, 12:00

Residents are invited to wear their best neon, colourful outfits for two 1980s themed nights organised by a Hornchurch charity.

Yesterday, 10:16

A police officer raped a 16-year-old student twice while they were on a date in Romford, a court has heard.

Yesterday, 07:00

A top cop has vowed not to take his foot off the gas in a battle against burglaries after declaring a recent crime wave “under control”.

Mon, 18:10

Sky customers in Romford have been warned that they will be without internet for eight hours tonight.

Mon, 17:55

Hot temperatures of 24 degrees didn’t deter these Havering London Marathon runners who took on the 26.2 mile challenge in record heat.

PROMOTED CONTENT

There are many reasons people decide to join a gym. Some want to pack on muscle for strength, train for endurance, or lose weight. But did you know it also does wonders for your mental health? Two members at Romford’s Better Gym in the Market Place talk about their personal fitness journey and the importance of replacing bad habits with good ones.

Sean Watson, director at the family-run St Michaels Homes which runs Howard Lodge and Dudbrook Hall, answers the common questions people have about care homes.

NC Construction Services Ltd, based in Hornchurch, Essex, is branching out into residential home improvements and refurbishments after many years working in the commercial sector, in direct response to potential clients looking to add space and value to their property.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

Show Job Lists

News from your area

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now