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3 December 2012

Stevenage FC Chairman Phil Wallace is contacting a host of former Boro players and management to invite them to play in a benefit game for Mitchell Cole at the end of the season.


Former manager Graham Westley has already agreed to manage for 45 minutes and the Boro Chairman is trying to contact Mark Stimson, who brought Cole to Stevenage, to manage the other 45.


Wallace said “It’s such a sad, tragic loss of a young life. Mitch was a key figure for us in the seasons that saw us enjoy a lot of success. We all knew of his condition but it’s simply devastating that a young family with such spirit is taken from us so suddenly. Our hearts go out to his family and also to the players and management that worked with him at Stevenage in his 3 years with us.


“It will be a fitting tribute to honour Mitch on the football pitch and I’ve already had offers of help and encouragement from Graham and skipper Mark Roberts to contact the people involved in his daily life here, so that they can be a part of a day to celebrate his life.”


The benefit match will be played at the Lamex Stadium in May and the club are hopeful that most of the players and management that were part of his career with Stevenage will be involved as we look to remember the number 21 with the sport that Mitchell loved.


If any supporters wish to send cards for the family, please send these to the club and we will ensure that all are passed onto his family. Flowers can be placed at the foot of our fixture board, across the ‘SBFC’ bricks, in remembrance of his time playing for us.

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