Darlaston Town boss Dean Gill is immensely proud of his ‘amazing’ squad after fighting through the trauma of losing a team-mate and winning promotion. Last November, Darlaston were dealt an unimaginable blow as striker Leon Taylor, aged 36, suddenly passed away after being taken ill while at the Paycare Ground.
Friends of a much-loved footballer who died last year aged 36 have produced a flag which is to be displayed at every home game of his former club. Striker Leon Taylor, who lived in Walsall and was well-known across the West Midlands football scene, died last November prompting Darlaston Town 1874 to start a fundraiser for his family.
Several fundraising campaigns have been set up in support of Leon Taylor and his family The mum of an autistic bullying victim held over a bridge in a shocking viral video says he 'feels happy again' after the public rallied round the 14-year-old. There has been a huge swell of support for Leon Taylor after footage of him being held over a canal bridge in Kettlebrook, Tamworth, was published on social media.
Mum Laurie Whittemore has been left heartbroken by the hate campaign against her son Police have launched an investigation after a vulnerable Staffordshire schoolboy was dangled over a bridge by bullies as part of a vicious hate campaign. Shocking footage of 14-year-old Leon Taylor being held over a canal bridge went viral when it was published on social media in recent days.
Wilnecote School calls in police as mum says she is 'heartbroken' by vile hate campaign against vulnerable son A heartbroken mum said she was enduring her "worst nightmare" after her vulnerable son was dangled over a bridge by bullies as part of a vicious hate campaign. Footage of 14-year-old Leon Taylor being held over a canal bridge in Kettlebrook, Tamworth, went viral when it was published on social media in recent days.
Boss Dean Gill has hailed the remarkable efforts of everyone at Darlaston Town after winning their first game since the passing of striker Leon Taylor. Darlaston were rocked by the sudden death of Taylor, who was a much-loved, popular figure across the West Midlands football scene, at the age of 36 in November.
Darlaston Town (1874) are set to return to action tomorrow, for the first time since the death of striker Leon Taylor. Dean Gill’s charges have not played since November 24 – the day when Taylor suddenly took ill before passing away at the age of 36.
British Swimming has announced that former National Coach Chen Wen, has died aged 80. Tributes have been paid for a British Diving coach who was influential in turning Tom Daley into an Olympic gold medallist. British Swimming has announced that former National Coach Chen Wen, has died aged 80.