Memorial rugby match held for teenager who died in car crash

A minute's applause is held in memory of Kieran Carrington.

A minute's applause is held in memory of Kieran Carrington. - Credit: Archant

A memorial rugby match was played to remember a teenager who was killed in a collision in Glatton.

Kieran Carrington-Walker, 19, of Bruces Close, Conington, died on May 24 after emergency services were called to the B660 at about 5.45pm to reports of a collision involving a Landrover Discovery.

According to police, two other people injured in the incident were taken to Peterborough City Hospital as a precaution. Their injuries were not thought to be serious.

In the wake of the teenager’s death, his team mates at Peterborough Rugby Club organised a memorial match, which took place on Sunday.

Dick Clark, chairman of Peterborough Rugby Club, said: “Kieran was a much-liked and respected member of our rugby family.

“Joining us as a junior player he represented the club at every junior age group up to and including colts. He was both passionate and enthusiastic and picked up several awards during his playing career.

“He also assisted with junior training in later years where his input was valued a great deal. The memorial game that was organised by his peers for last Sunday was a fitting tribute to a young man who will be greatly missed by all at Fengate, and was extremely well supported. Our thoughts at this time are with his family and friends.”

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Thousands of pounds have also been raised towards the cost of the 19-year-old’s funeral after a fundraising web page was launched by Kieran’s friends. The page set a

target of raising £5,000 and more than £4,200 has already been pledged.

Martin Ball, who started the page, posted: “[Kieran] was a true gentleman with a kind heart. We’ve known each other since we were about six-years-old through rugby. “Since then we’ve been close and his family have done a lot for me and this page is the least I could do. Our rugby tour was some of the best memories I’ve ever had and he had a real passion for the game. He also attended Moulton College where he played with some of the country’s best. He will be so very missed by so very many.”

Police are urging anyone with information about the crash to call the road policing unit, quoting incident number 477 of May 24.