Memo­rial game for Iron Mike a year af­ter death

Down­field FC to host char­ity foot­ball match in hon­our of Dundee boxer

The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition) - - NEWS - Jamie mil­li­gan jmil­li­gan@the­courier.co.uk

A char­ity foot­ball match has been or­gan­ised to mark the first an­niver­sary of Dundee boxer Mike Tow­ell’s death.

The match will be held at the home of Down­field FC on Sun­day Oc­to­ber 22.

It will be­gin at noon, with all do­na­tions go­ing to­wards Mike’s part­ner, Chloe Ross and a char­ity of her choice.

The con­test will see Iron Mike’s for­mer team, Miche­lin Ath­letic, go up against an XI.

Miss Ross said: “I can’t be­lieve its been nine months al­ready since we lost Michael, still doesn’t feel like it’s re­ally hap­pened.

“And we’re al­ready speak­ing about the one-year memo­rial match. Crazy. Keep the date free, guys.”

Co-or­gan­iser Bren­dan Scan­lan said: “It’s still a cou­ple of months away but it will soon al­most be a year we lost Iron Mike, which is heart break­ing.

“We’re go­ing to have an­other char­ity match at the Down­field club­bie. It’s Oc­to­ber 22, the clos­est we could get it booked to the date.

“Four weeks be­fore we will be go­ing to Soc­cer­world to get some train­ing, to make sure we lift the cup this year for the champ.”

Down­field FC’s so­cial club pre­vi­ously held a fundraiser to help drive for­ward 25-year-old Michael’s box­ing ca­reer.

Iron Mike’s fam­ily have raised thou­sands of pounds to help pro­vide brain safety scan­ners to gyms in Scot­land

Miss Ross, along with Mike’s mum Tracey, in­tends to pur­chase two scan­ners for clubs in Dundee and Stir­ling, two places where the boxer learned to fight.

More than £13,000 has al­ready been raised to go to­wards the pur­chase of one scan­ner in Mike’s name.

Mike died of an in­ter­cere­bral hem­or­rhage last Septem­ber fol­low­ing a bout in Glas­gow against Welsh boxer Dale Evans.

To learn more about the memo­rial match visit www.face­book.com/ events/1171889466249535/?ac­tive_ tab=about

Pic­ture: SNS Group.

“Iron Mike” Tow­ell was a beloved part of Dundee’s box­ing com­mu­nity. It has been al­most one year since his pass­ing.

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