SPURS legends will be taking part in a special football match in memory of a dad who died suddenly.

Chris Fearn died unexpectedly in May last year, he was just 39.

It was a huge shock for his family including his daughter Abi, who is 17.

Chris, from Colchester, had a huge passion for football and played for a number of youth teams when he was a youngster.

At his funeral last June his friends and relatives made donations to Wivenhoe Tempest FC which went towards the club’s 3G pitch project.

The club has now organised a charity match against Tottenham Hotspur legends in Chris’s memory.

The line-up will hopefully include names such as Swiss defender Ramon Vega and Kevin Watson, a midfielder who played for Spurs before moving to Colchester United in 2004.

The list also includes Justin Edinburgh, a defender for Spurs from 1990 to 2000.

The full list of potential players includes:

  • Stephen Clemence
  • Gary Doherty
  • Justin Edinburgh
  • Andy Edmonds
  • Mark Falco
  • Tony Galvin
  • David Howells
  • Gareth Howells
  • David Kerslake
  • Paul McVeigh
  • Jeff Minton
  • Stuart Nethercott
  • Brian Statham
  • Ramon Vega
  • Kevin Watson
  • Clive Wilson

Chris’s mum Jenny said the match came at an apt time, on the first anniversary of his death.

She said: “He was an extremely keen footballer in his youth. He used to be a steward for Ipswich Town which was his first


“He took part in trials back in the day but football was just a huge passion of his.

“He played for Wivenhoe years ago and we thought the club would be a great cause to donate money to at his funeral.

“Chris was a hugely popular man and people were keen to

give. We raised hundreds of pounds.”

Chris’s family will be attending the charity match en masse on Saturday.

It ties in with the opening of the Greystock Music Festival and will be held at Wivenhoe Tempest FC with kick-off starting at noon.

Entry to the match is free and donations are welcome on the day.

Greystock is an annual event focussed around music, children’s entertainment, food and drink.

Proceeds from the free festival will help fund 3G pitches at the football club’s grounds.