Team Woodsy were one of the six teams involved in the inaugural Steve Woods Memorial Cup. Picture: Sam Stephenson

Picture special: AFC Portchester's inaugural Steve Woods Memorial Cup tournament takes place

Players, friends and family came together for the inaugural Steve Woods Memorial Cup tournament at AFC Portchester last weekend.

Friday, 20th August 2021, 11:50 am

Former club life president Woods, who sadly past away aged 61 earlier this year, was a massive part of the Royals over the past three decades.

Keen to organise a get together in his memory, AFC Portchester held the first of what is set to be an annual Memorial Cup tournament at the OnSite Group Stadium.

There were six teams who took part in the tournament, with Castle Royals becoming the first winners of the trophy.

But it was a day when winning didn’t matter, rather an occasion to remember someone who gave so much to the Portchester.

And it was fitting Steve’s three sons, Simon, Andrew and Ryan, were all involved in the tournament while wife Carole and other members of his family were also in attendance for the launch of the event in his memory.

Photographer Sam Stephenson was at the tournament to get a selection of pictures as AFC Portchester honoured an individual who gave so much to them.

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