New football kit for ladies team in memory of Lowestoft teenagers

NEW KIT: Kirkley and Pakefield Ladies line-up in their new training kit. Pictured in the centre of t

NEW KIT: Kirkley and Pakefield Ladies line-up in their new training kit. Pictured in the centre of the photo is Nikki Wigg, Lyn Rivett, Chris Lea and manager Sarah Meades. - Credit: Archant

The parents of two teenagers who died in a road traffic collision have been praised for their generosity in supporting a ladies football team.

Sam Jaggard and Kathryn Rivett.

Sam Jaggard and Kathryn Rivett. - Credit: Archant

Sam Jaggard and Kathryn Rivett, who both lived in Carlton Colville and attended Kirkley High School, suffered fatal injuries in a collision on the A143/A146 Norwich Road at Gillingham in July 2012.

Since then, a memorial football match has been held to celebrate the lives of the popular 18-year-olds. The annual match, between teams made up of Sam's friends and the friends of his brother TJ (Tom Jaggard), has been played for the past four years at Walmer Road – the home of Kirkley and Pakefield FC.

Funds have been raised at the memorial matches for various worthy causes. Sam's mother, Chris Lea, and Kathryn's parents, Martin and Lyn Rivett, helped to fund an away kit – complete with Sam's name – for the men's first team last year. After hearing that the K&P FC Ladies side needed some new kit, they were only too pleased to provide the funds from the most recent memorial day.

On Sunday at Walmer Road, ahead of the Suffolk county cup match against Leiston St Margarets – which K&P Ladies eventually won 14-1 – a new training kit was presented to the team.

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Mr and Mrs Rivett said they were 'very happy' to support the K&P ladies team and wished them well for the season. Team manager Sarah Meades expressed their gratitude, and a K&P spokesman added: 'K&P Ladies feel very humbled to be chosen by Kathryn Rivett and Sam Jaggard's families to have them provide us with a new training kit. A huge thank you.'

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