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Football tournament in memory of 23-year-old who died last month

PUBLISHED: 06:52 23 June 2019 | UPDATED: 08:10 23 June 2019

Hewett Old Boys FC (red shirts) in action at the FDC at Bowthorpe in a five-a-side football tournament in memory of their teammate Callum Speck. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Hewett Old Boys FC (red shirts) in action at the FDC at Bowthorpe in a five-a-side football tournament in memory of their teammate Callum Speck. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Copyright: Archant 2019

Team mates of a 23-year-old footballer who took his own life last month have taken to the pitch for a tournament in his honour.

Callum Speck, 23, died in hospital after being found at his home in Norwich. Picture: Speck familyCallum Speck, 23, died in hospital after being found at his home in Norwich. Picture: Speck family

Hewett Old Boys FC organised the charity football tournament in memory of team mate Callum Speck, who died in hospital in Norwich after being found at his home in Norwich.

The five-a-side event was raising money for mental health charity Mind, with an auction following the matches to fundraise for the 23-year-old's family.

Organiser Callum Wiley said the event had been a huge success, with one Barcelona shirt selling for more than £400 in the charity auction.

He said: "We all feel very proud of how today went. The turn out was better than we could have imagined and I put that down to how popular Callum was. Mental health is an issue we can all relate to and that came through."

Hewett Old Boys FC (red shirts) in action at the FDC at Bowthorpe in a five-a-side football tournament in memory of their teammate Callum Speck. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYHewett Old Boys FC (red shirts) in action at the FDC at Bowthorpe in a five-a-side football tournament in memory of their teammate Callum Speck. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Hewett Old Boys FC (red shirts) in action at the FDC at Bowthorpe in a five-a-side football tournament in memory of their teammate Callum Speck. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYHewett Old Boys FC (red shirts) in action at the FDC at Bowthorpe in a five-a-side football tournament in memory of their teammate Callum Speck. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Hewett Old Boys FC (red shirts) in action at the FDC at Bowthorpe in a five-a-side football tournament in memory of their teammate Callum Speck. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYHewett Old Boys FC (red shirts) in action at the FDC at Bowthorpe in a five-a-side football tournament in memory of their teammate Callum Speck. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Hewett Old Boys FC (red shirts) in action at the FDC at Bowthorpe in a five-a-side football tournament in memory of their teammate Callum Speck. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYHewett Old Boys FC (red shirts) in action at the FDC at Bowthorpe in a five-a-side football tournament in memory of their teammate Callum Speck. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Members of the Hewett Old Boys FC at the FDC at Bowthorpe during a five-a-side football tournament in memory of their teammate Callum Speck. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYMembers of the Hewett Old Boys FC at the FDC at Bowthorpe during a five-a-side football tournament in memory of their teammate Callum Speck. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Members of the Hewett Old Boys FC at the FDC at Bowthorpe during a five-a-side football tournament in memory of their teammate Callum Speck. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYMembers of the Hewett Old Boys FC at the FDC at Bowthorpe during a five-a-side football tournament in memory of their teammate Callum Speck. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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