In every patch of shade at Weston Park on Saturday, the crowd gathered to watch the inaugural Corey New Cup. Even Socceroo captain Craig Foster (pictured) made a guest appearance for his old club Goonellabah, in the later premier league trial match.
The cup match was to celebrate the life of Corey New who was killed along with three of his mates in a car accident in October last year. It was played on Coreys birthday, between the two clubs that he had played for during his all-too-short life Lismore Workers Club and the Goonellabah Hornets.
The Under 16 match, full of Coreys mates, was played in great spirit with the two clubs sharing the title with a 2-all draw. In the later match, Foster made an appearance playing in the premier division trial between the two clubs, cruising the midfield and setting up one attack after another. Consequently, the Hornets came away 3-1 winners as Ben Andrews and Peter ONeil received excellent service.
After the game many of the crowd went to the South Lismore Bowling Club for a memorial dinner. Corey had also been an official and the referees honoured the young champion by donating their time and filling a couple of tables at the dinner. All the funds raised went to Coreys family.
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