The sun was shining on Saturday as the day got off to a competitive start for the sixth annual Alex Reid Memorial Tournament. Sheffield Girls’ hosts the netball tournament in memory of much-loved former pupil, Alex who sadly passed away in June 2012 of an undiagnosed heart condition. The day is a celebration of Alex’s life and raises money for CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young).
This year, CRY were able to join us to provide all netballers and the wider Sheffield Girls’ community the opportunity to have free cardiac screenings. We’re really pleased to announce we screened 112 individuals on the day with more on Sunday at Kiveton Park Surgery, where Alex’s dad, Dr John Reid is a GP and senior partner.
Alex’s mum, Heather Reid, (a local physiotherapist and former lecturer at the University of Nottingham), said, ‘Netball was a huge part of Alex’s life and she played to a very high standard, regularly representing both her school and club at county level. It has always seemed so fitting for us to hold this tournament in her memory. It’s such a celebration of her life and recognition of the overwhelming and unfaltering support we receive from Sheffield Girls’, its staff, sports department, and the entire school community.’
A big thank you to all involved in organising another great tournament and to all who participated on the day.