Rhyl and Prestatyn football clubs will take part in Hillsborough memorial


Staff reporter (Rhyl Journal)

RHYL and Prestatyn football clubs will play their part in a special event to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough tragedy.

A memorial service for the anniversary will be taking place on April 15 at Anfield and Liverpool Football Club has arranged a tribute to the 96 who died in the tragedy.

The club asked fans, followers and institutions of any sport - not just football - to donate a scarf, with all received to be laid out on the pitch at Anfield on the day of the service in the shape of the number '96'.

Alison McGovern MP, chair of the Hillsborough disaster All Party Group, approached Vale of Clwyd MP Chris Ruane to ask if any local clubs would like to take part and both Rhyl FC and Prestatyn Town FC donated scarves.

Mr Ruane said: “Although it was 25 years ago the Hillsborough tragedy is still fresh in many people’s minds.

“It is horrifying to think that 96 people who went to watch a football match did not come back.

“The campaign by those affected to find out why this happened has been one of dignity and honour and they are deserving of the utmost respect.

“I’m sure the service on April 15 will be hugely moving and I would like to thank Rhyl and Prestatyn football clubs for taking part and also those clubs who, although they do not produce club scarves, have offered messages of support and these have all been passed on.”

Alison McGovern added: “Thanks to Rhyl and Prestatyn for showing their support and solidarity.

“It’s much appreciated I know.”

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