An annual walking football tournament in memory of a stalwart of community sport was a home win for a scratch squad who saw off rivals from across Herts and Luton.

The Ken Headington Memorial Tournament is held in support of the British Heart Foundation in memory of the much-loved coach who worked to increase the reach of football across the community, including popular weekly walking football sessions for the over 50s.

Leah Casali, Stevenage Football Foundation's health and wellbeing officer who headed the team organising the event, said: "Ken was a prominent figure in Hertfordshire football, providing thousands of players the opportunity to participate in football through his work at Bedwell Rangers, as well as providing support to the wider football community whilst working for Hertfordshire Football Association for over a decade.

"Ken had been long associated with the club, initially in the late 1990s and early 2000s, working as a part of the programme at North Herts College. 

"In 2017 he returned to the foundation as a community coach where he was a key part in delivering the walking football, youth engagement and primary schools programmes. 

"Ken passed away suddenly four years ago at the age of 60 and the tournament was set up as a reminder of the influence Ken had on the game."

Pete Moss, who skippered the St Evenage Strollers squad which lifted the trophy at the Herts FA's County Ground in Letchworth, said: "Ken was such a welcoming and enthusiastic presence and the sessions he helped set up have helped all those who take part keep fit, have fun and make new friends.

"He is still sadly missed."

The Strollers, also including Keiran West, Alan Lewis, Alan Haggart, Jon Smith, David Fisher, Mike Mylles and John Francis, only conceded two goals during eight games on their way to lifting the trophy.