Minute's Silence For Tragic Harry
2 February 2018, 09:23
A minute's silence will be held before Basingstoke Academy's football game tonight in memory of a former player who died in a crash.
Harry Rice was walking to a birthday party with two friends when they were hit by a car in Hayes in west London a week ago.
The club released a statement which said: “Basingstoke Town and SCL are sad to hear the sad news of the passing of academy student Harry Rice after a tragic accident.
“Harry moved to Basingstoke and SCL’s Academy programme in November after showing massive potential with his footballing ability.
"He was popular among his peers and was known to his fellow students and course tutor as a polite, kind and happy student.
“Harry’s family and friends are in our thoughts at this sad time."
The minute's silence will be held before the academy match against Oxford City FC, where first team players and match officials will also be in attendance.
Tributes have also been left at Farnborough Football Club where the 17-year-old used to be an academy player.
A 28 year-old man's been charged with causing death by dangerous driving.