Football team sets a goal to raise myocarditis awareness
Alexander Jansons, from Penn, died at the age of 18 in 2013 of myocarditis.
Since then his family and friends have set up a charity in his name – the Alexander Jansons Foundation.
The foundation aims to raise money to help fund research into the causes, prevention and cures of the medical condition, and is now acting as sponsor of the newly formed White Hart FC.
The team, which represents the White Hart pub in Beaconsfield, is made up of many friends of Alexander, and plays every Sunday.
Since forming at the beginning of this season, the team has already topped its league and is hoping to remain there to claim the trophy.
The team was officially launched at an event at the White Hart last Thursday, which was attended by Alexander’s father Andy, as well as Beaconsfield’s mayor John Read.
Cllr Read said: “I’m delighted that the team has been formed. It’s a great cause and very worthwhile.
“It’s also great for the community to have a Sunday pub team, and it’s good to see the pub becoming involved with it.
“I hope that the team carries on doing so well this season and goes on to great success in the future.”
White Hart FC is being managed by Ronnie Milligan, who said: “Things are going very well. We’re going to be concentrating on the league this season and then seeing about the cup contests later.
“We’re really pleased with how things are going though. It’s great that the guys came together to get this team together, and they’ve shown a real commitment to coming along every week and playing. We’re the only Sunday pub team in Beaconsfield, so it’s a really good thing to be a part of.”