30 Year Hillsborough Commemorative 5 a Side Competition
in memory of Henry Charles Rogers, one of the 96,
and his brother Adam Rogers who passed away 6 months
following the Hillsborough disaster.
On 15 April 1989 four young lads from Dodleston near Chester went to the Hillsborough football stadium in Sheffield.
Carl Willis, Phil Greenough and brothers Adam and Henry Rogers went to watch their beloved Liverpool FC play Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup semi-final.
Only three of them returned home.
Henry was lost that day and 6 months later Adam, who suffered with diabetes and also suffering from the trauma of Hillsborough and the loss of his brother, died from insufficient insulin levels.
The lads had been part of an active 5 a Side team and following the loss of Henry and Adam, Carl and Phil organised the “Henry Charles Rogers Memorial” 5 a side competition which ran for the following 10 years .
The same event was held on the 15th and 20th year anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster and the loss of Henry and Adam.
In April 2019 Carl wanted to commemorate the 30th year.
Carl is passionate that the memory of Henry and Adam is not forgotten and with the help of Paul Buchanan and Mike Maughan from Dodleston Parish Council, he came up with the idea of “NEVER 4 GET”, to create an event to commemorate the 30th year and to make sure that we “Never Forget” the boys and all of the 96 who died at Hillsborough.
All profits from the event will be split between Zoes Place Childrens Hospice in Liverpool and the LFC Foundation.