Finsbury Leisure Centre hosts memorial football match for Mitchell Cole

Football tackle

Finsbury Leisure Centre hosted a memorial football match for friends and family of former West Ham player Mitchell Cole at the weekend.

Mitchell’s brother Ben Cole said:

I’m really thankful that Aquaterra Leisure was able to provide the pitches for such a special day for me, my family and friends. Finsbury has always been a place that me and Mitchell love, and I have some great memories of us here. This is where Mitchell played his first and last games of football, so it’s only right to carry on his memory here with all his friends and family together.

Rosie Williams, General Manager of Finsbury Leisure Centre said:

Mitchell Cole played football for the first time at Finsbury Leisure Centre 20 years ago and was a regular social player. A year on from his passing we are honoured to provide Mitchell’s friends and family with a pitch so that they can pay tribute to him by playing the game that he loved.

Staff members from Finsbury Leisure Centre also participated in the memorial match.