Tangerines turn pink in honour of beloved team mate

PUBLISHED: 11:05 15 December 2016 | UPDATED: 11:05 15 December 2016

St Albans Hockey Club's Bodiceas pay tribute to club member Jacqui Barford by playing in special pink shirts. Picture: CHRIS HOBSON

St Albans Hockey Club's Bodiceas pay tribute to club member Jacqui Barford by playing in special pink shirts. Picture: CHRIS HOBSON

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St Albans Hockey Club changed from their usual tangerine strip to pink in honour of club member Jacqui Barford who sadly passed away last week.

St Albans Hockey Club's Bodiceas pay tribute to club member Jacqui Barford. Picture: CHRIS HOBSONSt Albans Hockey Club's Bodiceas pay tribute to club member Jacqui Barford. Picture: CHRIS HOBSON

Jacqui had been a member of SAHC for over 20 years and played for the club’s Boadicea team.

To acknowledge her contribution to the club and to celebrate her life there was a minute applause at the start of Saturday’s games and the Boadiceas played in pink.

Mike Fordham, the club’s president, said: “A grey day for family and friends was turned pink as the Boadiceas and all other games went ahead in Jacqui’s memory, playing the sport she loved.”

Several teams had a break from the league games this week but the Ladies 2nds travelled to Maidstone and won 4-1, putting them third in the East of England Premier League, level on points with second-placed Wapping and seven behind leaders Bedford.

Victoria Trumpess and Jo Martin both scored two in the success.


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