Soccer match in Rob’s memory

THE death of a popular teenager will be marked with a football tournament organised by his younger brother.

Jonny Burnett, of Stream Close, Claverham, has organised a four-team tournament in Yatton, to mark two years since his brother Rob died while holidaying in Majorca.

Rob drowned on August 6, 2010 at a beach in the holiday resort of Magaluf.

Fifteen-year-old Johnny said: “He died when only 19 and was very popular in the community.

“Rob was very in to boating and cars and he played football for his local team in Yatton.He was a really nice guy and down to earth too. We just want to mark his death and remember him.”

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The football event, which will take place on August 4 at 1pm, will feature a barbecue before moving onto the Prince of Orange pub in High Street.

Last year a similar event attracted about 200 visitors to Greenfield Crescent in Nailsea, but this year it will be held at the playing fields in Rock Road.

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