Football fest in pub landlord’s honour

Peter and Elaine Humphrey
Peter and Elaine Humphrey
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A much-missed Leeds pub landlord is to be remembered through a football tournament supporting a charity he was passionate about.

Peter Humphrey died last October from a brain tumour, aged 54.

He ran the Commercial pub in Armley, with wife Elaine, and now a charity soccer tournament has been organised in tribute to the keen supporter of the pub’s Sunday league team.

Mrs Humphrey said the event takes place on what would’ve been the couple’s 34th wedding anniversary.

“It touches me so much that they have done it for him,” she added.

Mr Humphrey was found to have an aggressive brain tumour in 2012. He underwent chemotherapy and radiotherapy, but lost his fight on October 22 last year.

The father-of-two was a keen supporter of children’s cancer charity Candlelighters after a friend’s son died from the illness and had helped raise £12,000 through a Liverpool to Leeds bike ride.

At his funeral £850 was raised for the charity and now Danny Moss, assistant manager of the Commercial FC team, has organised the five-a-side event at Goals on Kirkstall Road.

Leeds firm The Test People (TTP) are sponsors, and managing director Gav Winter said: “With TTP being both locally based and firm supporters of Candlelighters, we proudly support the first Pete Humphrey 5-a-side tournament.”

See the Peter Humphrey’s 5 aside Football Tournament page on Facebook for details.

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