Fran and Duncan remembered at Exeter City One Game event
Fran Jenkin and Duncan Underhill will be remembered at the Exeter City One Game, One Community Group’s seventh annual diversity in football five-a-side tournament this Sunday (19 June).
Taking place at the University of Exeter’s Streatham sports complex, players and spectators will hold a minute’s applause to mark the deaths of Fran, founder of the One Game, One Community Group, and Duncan, a fellow member, who passed away in the last year.
As a further tribute to both Fran and Duncan, players and officials will compete for two new trophies, the Fran Jenkin Fair Play Award and the Duncan Underhill Best Referee trophy.
The competition, which encourages participation from black and minority ethnic players, will see teams with local representatives from Africa, Afghanistan, Poland and the Middle East. Two sides from Devon Lions, the first local gay friendly football club, will also be taking part.
Supported by Devon FA, Refugee Support Group Devon, Exeter City Community Trust and the Exeter City Supporter’s Trust, the tournament ties in with the first day of Refugee Week.
Martin Weiler, representative of the One Game, One Community Group, said: “This is another great example of Exeter City reaching out to all parts of the local community. It is a tournament with a difference and a flagship for equality and tolerance.”