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Popular teenager remembered at charity football match

PUBLISHED: 14:47 08 September 2019 | UPDATED: 11:46 11 September 2019

A charity football match was held to celebrate the life of Cromer teenager Nyall Brown. Picture: Ezekiel Downes

A charity football match was held to celebrate the life of Cromer teenager Nyall Brown. Picture: Ezekiel Downes

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Friends and family of a much-loved teenager came together for a memorial football match in celebration of his life.

Cromer teenager Nyall Brown, whose life was celebrated at a charity football match. Photo: Mearl BrownCromer teenager Nyall Brown, whose life was celebrated at a charity football match. Photo: Mearl Brown

Nyall Brown, from Cromer, died on May 22, 2018, at the age of 19.

An inquest held earlier this year heard how the "funny" and "mischievous" Mr Brown had struggled with his mental health for several months.

A charity football match was held to celebrate the life of Cromer teenager Nyall Brown. Picture: Ezekiel DownesA charity football match was held to celebrate the life of Cromer teenager Nyall Brown. Picture: Ezekiel Downes

On Saturday, September 7, a special match was held at Cabbell Park in Cromer to raise money for Mind and East Anglian Air Ambulance, charities close to the hearts of Mr Brown's family.

One team, playing in yellow, was made up of Mr Brown's friends, while members of his family donned a red kit. After a close-fought 90 minutes of action, the yellows eventually came out on top to triumph with a 5-4 victory.

A charity football match was held to celebrate the life of Cromer teenager Nyall Brown. Picture: Ezekiel DownesA charity football match was held to celebrate the life of Cromer teenager Nyall Brown. Picture: Ezekiel Downes

Following the match, a huge turnout enjoyed a BBQ, raffle and live music from the Rubix Cubes.

Organiser Ezekiel Downes, a good friend of Mr Brown, said: "A massive thank you to everybody who made the day such a success. Hopefully next year will be even bigger!"

A charity football match was held to celebrate the life of Cromer teenager Nyall Brown. Picture: Ezekiel DownesA charity football match was held to celebrate the life of Cromer teenager Nyall Brown. Picture: Ezekiel Downes

The event raised more than £1,450 for the two charities.

A charity football match was held to celebrate the life of Cromer teenager Nyall Brown. Picture: Ezekiel DownesA charity football match was held to celebrate the life of Cromer teenager Nyall Brown. Picture: Ezekiel Downes

A charity football match was held to celebrate the life of Cromer teenager Nyall Brown. Picture: Ezekiel DownesA charity football match was held to celebrate the life of Cromer teenager Nyall Brown. Picture: Ezekiel Downes

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