A FOOTBALL match dedicated to the memory of Tristan Cook has been held at his former school.
More than 200 of Tristan’s former pupils, teachers, friends and family flocked to the inaugural Cook Cup game at Christleton High School on Wednesday, October 1.
Tristan and his friend Dominic Arnold were 16-year-old lower-sixth pupils when they were killed in a crash on the A41 in December 2006.
Tristan was a keen sportsman, playing for Chester Nomads FC and attended kickboxing training at Heavy Hitters gym in Hoole.
Magnus Alford, director of sport at the school, refereed the game between the school’s upper and lower-sixth.
He said: “This match is our most important fixture as it brings Tristan’s family and friends and the whole school together to celebrate Tristan’s love of football. We will make sure that this is now an annual event in the sports calendar and we have named our new senior football pitch Tristan’s Pitch.”
The event raised £325 for Brake, a charity that makes young people aware of the dangers of driving.
Tristan’s sister Tamsin, a Year 11 pupil of the school, played a huge part in the organisation of the event.
She said: “I am really pleased that this has been organised in memory of Tristan and I am also hoping that people will use this event to think about the importance of driving safely. There was a great atmosphere at the match and it is exactly what Tristan would have enjoyed.”
A closely fought match ended with the lower-sixth winning 1-0.
The school will organise a music and drama event in memory of Dominic to reflect his interests.