Chinny’s Army meets stars

Chinny's mum Rachel O'Reilly with his pal Jordan Eagle before the tournament
Chinny's mum Rachel O'Reilly with his pal Jordan Eagle before the tournament

A ROLLER hockey team brought together in memory of local teenage cancer victim Daniel Hornby rubbed shoulders with top players at a charity tournament in Peterborough.

Daniel (aka Chinny) died aged 15 two years ago and his pal Jordan Eagle (15) who’d met him at Holbeach’s George Farmer Technology and Language College decided to raise a team and call it Chinny’s Army in his memory.

Chinny's mum, stepdad and grandparents with Chinny's Army. Jordan is at front right.

Chinny's mum, stepdad and grandparents with Chinny's Army. Jordan is at front right.

Chinny’s Army took part in the Roller Hockey Fight Against Teenage Cancer on Friday along with the Peterborough Premier Team and a team from the England Junior squad.

Jordan’s mum Beverley Hubbard, from Wignal’s Gate, Holbeach, said she was proud of Chinny’s Army, which included one other local player Mark Bingham, from Spalding.

She said: “They played fantastically. It wasn’t a competitive event as such - each team paid to play for about 20 minutes each to raise cash for CLIC Sargent and the Teenage Cancer Trust, but there were some very high calibre players who turned up.”

The Tournament was staged to say thankyou to the charities who have helped another teenage cancer victim Shannon Corr, a talented roller hockey player from Peterborough who’s still battling the disease.

Daniel’s mum Rachel O’Reilly, who has moved to Essex since his death, was at the tournament to cheer on her son’s team along with his stepdad and grandparents.