A cricket tournament and family fun day is being held to raise money for the Jordan Sinnott Foundation Trust.

The event at Shepley Cricket Club on Sunday August 14 will see Golcar, Shepley, Honley and Scholes fielding teams in memory of the former Huddersfield Town footballer, who died in 2020 aged 25.

The event will start at 12noon and is free to attend, with Honley taking on Scholes before Golcar face Shepley at around 1.30pm-2pm. Each semi-final will be 10 overs before a 20-over final.

On the day there will be lots of things happening with stalls, games, a bouncy assault course, face painting and a barbecue, so it will be a fun day for all the family. 

Event organiser and one of Jordan’s best friends, Al Lee, said: “When Jordan was with us he would come to Shepley to watch the cricket and as it’s my local club, I thought we could hold the event here. It’s a nice, family-run club and it should be a terrific day. 

“There is a lot going on and if we raise £1,000 that would be good. I am really looking forward to Sunday as lots of hard work has gone into it.

“We are just hoping for good weather and, if it is a success, we might look to do it every year. A local company, Big Red Industries, is sponsoring a trophy for the winners which is great.”

Former Huddersfield Town junior Jordan made his debut for the club in 2013. He had been at Town for eight years when he moved on in 2015. He went on to play for Altrincham, Halifax Town, Chesterfield and Alfreton before joining Matlock Town in 2019. 

Jordan was attacked on a night out in January 2020 and later died. His friends and family set up the trust in his memory.

Jordan’s death is still felt heavily by his friends and family and whilst Al says he is deeply missed, his name is being carried on through the good work of the foundation. 

He said: “Jordan and I were very close, he was one of my best friends. When he died it all hit us very hard and that’s why we set up the foundation to keep his name and memory alive.

“He was an organ donor and he signed up for that before he died and that showed the sort of person he was. He was a very open and caring person and I don’t know of many other 25-year-olds that have signed up to something like that.

“Jordan was an unbelievable human being and one we all desperately miss. We have done so much good under his name and we just want to carry on that good work with events like this.”

For more about the trust visit the website HERE.