A BOWLS club is hosting a competition on Sunday in honour of a long-serving member and football fan who died in 2016.

Frank Etherington suffered from leukaemia and heart disease in the weeks before his death in November 2016.

His son Robert said: “Dad was a big football fan and a he enjoyed playing bowls at the club since 1989.

“So, in his memory, we devised a competition that mixed his two favourite things together.

“The trophy is shaped like the FA Cup.”

All proceeds from the event will go to Brighter Futures.”

Rob added: “Last year was really good so we’re hoping to raise more money this year.

“Dad was secretary at the club for a few years after working in the police for 30 years.

“He was very straight-to-the-point, well-respected - and much-missed.”

A football-themed tournament day will kick off from 10am, with 10 teams of four players facing off against each other. Each team will be based on a football team of their choice,

Frank was a lifelong supporter of Tottenham Hotspur, so his son Robert wife Josie, grandson Sean and brother-in-law Mick Oliver will choose that name for their team.

The day will also include a raffle, other bowls challenges, and a barbecue.