Memorial tournament announced by Forfar West End

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Angus Midlands League side Forfar West End have announced the launch of a new cup as part of their pre-season preparations.

The J Farquhar Memorial Cup has been named after Jimmy Farquhar, a great supporter not only of the club but local sport in general.

Mr Farquhar held a number of positions at Forfar Athletic, serving as vice-chairman and club president as well as being an active board member for a number of years.

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The memorial cup won’t be the only tribute the club pays to the stalwart, though, with both home and away kits featuring his name on the back, in gratitude of his many years of support.

Forfar West End will host a memorial tournament in July. Pic by Ryan MashederForfar West End will host a memorial tournament in July. Pic by Ryan Masheder
Forfar West End will host a memorial tournament in July. Pic by Ryan Masheder

The tournament itself will see Kinnoull FC, Dundee Violet FC and Brechin Victoria JFC all visit Strathmore Park on July 16 and 17.

Entry will be £5 for adults and free entry for children under 18.

There will also be a barbecue and beer garden available during a weekend of reflection and celebration.

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Announcing the memorial tournament earlier this week, West End confirmed: “Our plan is to make this an annual pre-season tournament and grow this into a major community event with a five-a-side tournament planned to kick off next year, which would run throughout the weekend, ranging from youth teams up to adult teams.

"Those of us of a certain age will fondly remember five-a-side tournaments that were held locally back in the days before mobile phones, PlayStations and Love Island.”

Forfar West End say they aim to attract the entire community to the ground to support the memorial tournament.

The club added: “We are a club focused on serving and benefitting our local community, so we would love to see our local community engage with our inaugural tournament this year, and help us grow it year on year into a major community event, as well as remembering Mr Jimmy Farquhar and all he did for local sport.”

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The first game will kick-off on July 16 at 12.30pm with the second at 2.30pm.

The losing and winning teams will then play each other at the same time the next day.

The trophy presentations are then held at 4.30pm.