A fitting tribute to a former classmate

MINUTE'S SILENCE Bay House School pupils before the Robbie Hale memorial football match ' the upper sixth form in red and the lower sixth in white
MINUTE'S SILENCE Bay House School pupils before the Robbie Hale memorial football match ' the upper sixth form in red and the lower sixth in white
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FRIENDS of a teenager who died have competed in the first annual football match set up in his memory.

Sixth form students from Bay House School, in Gosport, held the charity match in honour of classmate Robbie Hale.

Robbie Hale

Robbie Hale

The 16-year-old was found hanged at his home in Corsair Close, Lee-on-the-Solent, almost three weeks ago. The match, held on Wednesday, was played between the school’s upper and lower sixth form students.

Robbie’s mum, Lorraine Hale, donated a silver trophy to be awarded to the winning team.

With a score of 1-0, the upper sixth team took home the trophy.

Headteacher of Bay House Ian Potter said: ‘It is fitting that the game Robbie loved was the activity chosen by our students as way of a tribute to him.

‘We are grateful to Robbie’s family for donating the trophy and this match will now become part of the annual college calendar.’

Money raised from the match was given to Help for Heroes and Papyrus – a suicide prevention charity.