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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.”

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