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

The event at Shepley Cricket Club on Sunday August 20 will see Golcar, Shepley, Honley and Scholes fielding teams in memory of the former Huddersfield Town footballer, who died in 2020 aged 25.

Last year the event raised over £5,500 for the charity with organisers hoping this year will just be as successful. Last year Shepley won the competition. 

The event will start at 12 noon and is free to attend, with Shepley taking on Honley before Golcar face Scholes at around 1.30pm. Each semi-final will be 10 overs before a 20-over final which will take place at around 3pm.

On the day there will be lots of things happening with stalls, games, a bouncy assault course, face painting and a barbecue.

Event organiser and one of Jordan’s best friends, Al Lee, said: “The event went better than hoped last year and we raised an incredible amount of money.

“We are hoping this year will be just as successful. All the teams are up for it and we hope to see as many people as possible down on the day.”

Jordan Sinnott Foundation Trust cricket festival

Ahead of the event the four captains of the respective teams explained why it’s important for them to be involved. 

Max Joice from Shepley said: “This is another great privilege for Shepley Cricket Club to host the JSFT charity cricket competition again. After the success of last year and the support from family and friends and seeing them come together for such a good cause, we had to be involved again. 

“It’s fantastic to share the field with three other great clubs and great players in the teams that have come together to show their support and who have all got a connection to the charity in some way. 

“It’s great to think we have had a small part to play in helping the charity by just having a game of cricket which we all love to do and have fun. 

“I am just hoping we at Shepley can, together with the foundation, put on another great day for the families, friends and supporters and raise some valuable funds for the charity.”

Si Kelly from Honley added: “I am so glad this is being held again. Last year was a fantastic event for all the family and all in aid of a great foundation. We are looking to reach the final this year and hopefully bring home the trophy.”

Jack McNamara at Golcar said: “When we were asked if we would like to play again, there was no hesitation. 

“We had a great day last year, the whole day was well organised with plenty of activities for kids and families, and with it being so well supported it’s great to play in front of a bit of a crowd.

“Anyone who has been involved in any sort of sport knows how important any source of funding can be, and even the best organised clubs have to work so hard to get it.

“So, to help support the JSFT by playing the game we love, to help kids get the equipment and facilities they need to enjoy the games they love, is a privilege. “

Jordan Sinnott Foundation Trust cricket festival

Lou Brook from Scholes said: “We are thoroughly looking forward to another super day of cricket after last year’s event. 

“From the standard of cricket being played, to the hard work from all the volunteers, it’s nothing but an absolute pleasure to support this amazing charity again. 

“It is important to so many people. JSFT gives opportunities to youngsters around the world to find joy and happiness playing the sports they love which allows them to grow and learn throughout their lives. 

“We can’t wait to do it all again and hope to see everyone up there supporting this amazing cause.”