Two Lincoln Sunday League teams, who much-loved Shawn Dakin played for, will come together for a memorial match at Lincoln City’s LNER Stadium tomorrow evening (Friday 12th May).
Shawn Dakin sadly took his own life on 26th October 2020 and was described by his loved ones as “one of the nicest, happiest guys you could ever wish to meet” and was a “legend to all that knew him”.
Shawn played for various teams, including Active Arena FC between 2016 and 2018 and then Broadley FC until 2020.
The inaugural Shawn Dakin Memorial Cup match will see the two teams play at the LNER Stadium at 7pm (entry from 6.30pm) on Friday 12th May 2023.
It has been arranged by his former teams to raise money and raise awareness for the mental health charity, Mind, ahead of next week’s national Mental Health Awareness Week.
Tickets for the game are £5 and can be paid on the day, or via the ticket link HERE
There will also be a raffle, with a chance to win tickets to see Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds live in concert.
Those who wish to donate to the fundraiser can also do this via the link HERE
Players will be wearing shirts with Shawn’s name and photo before changing into their playing strips. Shawn’s son Xandar will be doing the kick-off.