Rockets show a lot of heart for former player

Community club Cramlington Rockets held their annual Christopher Wallace Cup charity day, in memory of one of their founding players.

The day saw a series of exhibition matches between the club’s teams alongside a cake sale and a raffle, and raised £525 for the British Heart Foundation.

Club founder and President, Steve Beaty Snr said: “Every year, we come together to raise money in memory of Christopher Wallace, who was part of the first ever Rockets team in 2000.

“Sadly he died of a heart defect at the age of only 25. Many of his original team mates are now at the club as coaches so it is a day that means a lot to many of us.”

U15s Coach and First Team stand-off for the day, Danny Gilroy added: “Wallace was a great guy who loved a laugh and is still sorely missed.

“That is why we love to make today as fun as possible and everyone really bought into that and came together to show why this is the best club in the North East. 

“Wallace would have been proud.”


The first team claimed the cup, defeating the club’s Under 16s side, thanks to a late drop goal and try.

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