Arlesey Town to host Mitchell Cole Memorial Tournament

Stevenage Supporters Association FC

Stevenage Supporters Association FC - Credit: Archant

Stevenage Supporters Association (SSAFC) are holding their fifth Mitchell Cole Memorial Tournament on Saturday, May 13 at Arlesey Town FC.

Stevenage Supporters Association FC's Keith Bell, left, with Ben Cole.

Stevenage Supporters Association FC's Keith Bell, left, with Ben Cole. - Credit: Archant

The day will consist of a six-team tournament which involves SSAFC along with supporters’ teams from Barnet, Cambridge, London Carlisle and AFC Wimbledon. There is also a Cole XI team which Mitchell’s brother, Ben, will manage.

Money raised will be donated to Cardiomyopathy UK, a charity which helps people who suffer with Cardiomyopathy and offers support and information for those affected. Mitchell worked with the charity after having to retire from the game.

The games will last 21 minutes (Mitchell’s shirt number at Stevenage) and the winners will take home the Mitchell Cole Trophy, currently held by Barnet.

Organiser Keith Bell said: “Last year’s tournament saw us raise a fantastic £2,000 so to beat that total this year will be a tough task, but with everyone’s support I’m sure we can beat it.

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“I hope you all are able to come along and support this fantastic charity day in memory of Mitchell and the memories he gave us wearing the Stevenage shirt.”

Fundraising events include a raffle. Tickets are available for £1 from Keith Bell at or 07773 718846.

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