Greenbay Hoppers to honour slain fan with mini tournament

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Slain football fanatic, Campbell Jackson, will be remembered by the Greenbay Hoppers FC this weekend when the Premier Division team host a mini football festival in his honour at the Perth playing field.
Coach of the Hoppers FC and one of the organisers of the festival, Vaughn “Pop T” James, said a number of teams will compete in the festival as both players and administrators alike pay tribute to Jackson.
“As everyone knows, Mr Jackson was a founding member of Hoppers; he bleeds Hoppers, loves Hoppers and will do anything possible to make Hoppers achieve everything good. So a couple of ladies of the committee sat down and decided we were going to plan this thing for Mr Jackson because he was big on football,” he said.
Empire, Five Islands, Rangers, Hoppers, Campbell All Stars, Hoppers Old Boys and X Stars will all compete in the two day tournament which spans Saturday and Sunday.
A number of notable individuals will also remember Jackson through speech.
“We will be having some speeches from people within the society, anybody from within the Greenbay community and elsewhere who may want to come and say a couple of words of peace or on the violence in the country. We will have Londell Benjamin, Anthony Stuart, Veron Edwards, Mervyn Richards, the president of the ABFA [Everton Gonsalves], Neil Cochrane and Arlene Josiah. The floor would be open from 3 to4 pm for anybody who wants to say anything on the mic and then after that we will have some youth games,” he said.
The event will start at 3 pm on Saturday.

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