Memorial football match for popular Cookstown teenager Jordan Scott

Cookstown Youth Under 14 player Jordan Scott in action for the team
Cookstown Youth Under 14 player Jordan Scott in action for the team

Friends and family of Cookstown teenager Jordan Scott, who passed away suddenly last month, are hosting a charity football tournament in his memory.

The 13-year old, who played for Cookstown Youth FC and was passionate about football died suddenly on May 4th this year, following a battle with illness.

As a tribute to Jordan, and a fitting way to remember him, his friends and family have organised a football tournament to raise funds for charity.

The tournament will be held at Mid Ulster Sports Arena on Saturday 21st June from 10am. Three teams will be taking part in the tournament namely: Cookstown Youth U14s, Cookstown Youth Coaches and Jordan’s memorial team.

Donations will be accepted on the day with proceeds going to Epilepsy Awareness UK.

Following his sudden passing, Jordan’s football club, Cookstown Youth paid tribute to the ‘football mad’ teenager.

A spokesperson for the club said: “Jordan has been with Cookstown Youth from the Development Centre, and has been a regular in his team from u10s, relishing every weekend, and like every 13 year old just loved to pull on the boots and represent his team in the Mid Ulster Youth League, home and away, every Saturday.

“As well as training at the Mid Ulster Sports Arena on a Wednesday night. Jordan was also a dedicated Liverpool fan, and like every other fan was excited about the fact that “The Redmen” could actually win the Premiership for the first time in 24 years. He was a young lad who was a credit to his parents, and always had a cheeky, if not mischievous grin anytime you saw him and was full of happiness. Even though at times his health got him down, he had an infectious hunger for fun. Jordan will be sadly missed by all involved with CYFC.”

Jordan’s family also spoke following his sudden passing, describing him as their ‘great wee boy’.

Speaking on behalf of the family circle, Jordan’s grandmother Carol, his Auntie Susan and Uncle Ali spoke to the MAIL about Jordan and his love for life and sports.

Jordan’s grandmother spoke of his love of toy cars, and his passion for sports, particularly football both playing for Cookstown Youth, his school team and following his beloved Liverpool FC. She said:

“He wanted so much to do well in his football. He was just a great wee boy.”