Paying tribute to Alex

THE Lindisfarne Junior Football Club is honouring a club legend again this month with the third annual Alex Harris Round.

The club is calling on the local community to come along and make the event even bigger and better than last year as it pays tribute to former player Alex Harris, who passed away in 2017 at just 19 years of age and is dearly missed by all who knew him.

A mad footy fan, Alex was rarely seen without his treasured Lindisfarne hoodie. He loved playing with his mates at Lindisfarne, with his dad Greg driving him to footy every week.

When chemotherapy for brain cancer kept him away from games, Alex would constantly check the Lindisfarne scores online.

“Alexander met every day with a smile on his face, never giving up and even on his bad days he thought of others,” Alex’s mum Trudi Harris said.

“He was a true hero to everyone that knew him.”

The third Alex Harris Round will be held across two rounds of junior football (rounds 5 and 6 of the STJFL) from 12-14 and 19-21 May, with the LJFC hoping to double the $3000 raised last vear for the Alex Harris Hand on Heart Foundation.

The club will raise money on game days at Nu-Jet Anzac Park and via a raffle. Lindisfarne and opposition teams will receive medals to present to their Best Teammate on the ground.

To make a donation, email lindisfarnejuniorfootballclub@ gmail.com

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