Welcome to the Richard J. Wilson Sports Foundation Website
The Foundation was set up in the memory of Richard Wilson (see below) to provide funds each year to support youth sports organisations and individuals in the Wrea Green locality. The success of the Foundation has led to the region being enlarged to encompass neighbouring parishes and towns. Please click here for more detailed information on the Foundation and its constitution.
Richard J. Wilson
Richard tragically died in a road traffic accident on 7th December, 2000, at the tender age of 19.
He came from a long line of “Richard Wilsons”, well known in and around the Fylde Coast. Richard was a good all round sportsman who kept himself in peak physical condition. He captained Kirkham Grammar School at Rugby Union and at the time of his sad loss was a regular for Fylde 2nd XV with every chance of making the first team before the end of the season.
His funeral was attended by over 600 mourners, including many from his sporting connections and the large number of young people in the congregation demonstrated his popularity.
2017 DINNER -
Superb Dinner, Auction, Disco
and great entertainment by the fabulous
SWING COMMANDERS and daxOnSax
at The Woodlands Suite, Ribby Hall, Wrea Green
contact Neil Fenton on 07973 835030
for tickets and table reservations