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Inaugural Brian Gallagher Memorial Trophy to be held at Amber Dew Events Stadium

PUBLISHED: 17:20 29 June 2017 | UPDATED: 17:20 29 June 2017

Lowestoft Town FC will take on Waveney FC for the inaugural memorial trophy Picture: James Bass

Lowestoft Town FC will take on Waveney FC for the inaugural memorial trophy Picture: James Bass

Waveney FC and Lowestoft Town FC will compete in the inaugural Brian Gallagher Memorial Trophy on Tuesday, July 4.

Brian Gallagher, who founded Waveney Youth Football Club. Picture: Courtesy of Waveney FCBrian Gallagher, who founded Waveney Youth Football Club. Picture: Courtesy of Waveney FC

Mr Gallagher, who died in October 2013, founded Waveney Youth Football Club and coached some of the most successful teams in the Norfolk and Suffolk Youth League’s history.

Over 100 of the players who benefitted from his advice played for Lowestoft’s first-team, in addition to Premier League footballers Daryl Sutch and Lee Durrant.

A spokesman for Waveney FC said: “Following a meeting between Mark Gamble, Waveney FC’s Development Officer and Gary Keyzor, Lowestoft Town FC Chairman, it was decided to instigate an annual match dedicated to Brian’s memory.

“So many footballers in the Lowestoft area have him to thank for starting their careers.”

The match kicks off at 7.30pm at Lowestoft Town’s Amber Dew Events Stadium. Waveney FC U17s will play a friendly beforehand at 5pm.

Mr Gallagher’s brother David has agreed to present the trophy to the winning side.

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