Pictured above is the legendary Ted Pearce (left), who sadly passed away on Friday 16 December, at the age of 80. The former Farnborough Town boss is seen here with Alan Ball (right), with the pair holding the Isthmian League Division One Championship Trophy before Ted’s Testimonial game against Oxford United in May 1985.
The Ted Pearce Memorial Cup will become an annual event, taking place on our home festive fixture each season, whether that falls on Boxing Day or New Year’s Day.
For the 2022/23 season, this Sunday’s home fixture in The Vanarama National League South will see Farnborough and Hungerford Town go head-to-head for the Ted Pearce Memorial Cup. A presentation will take place on the pitch after the full-time whistle.
A minute’s silence was held at Farnborough’s previous home game
Chairman Simon Gardener added: “With the sad passing of Ted Pearce, the club wanted to pay their respects by arranging a memorial in his honour. Every year from this weekend forward, the club will be playing the Ted Pearce Memorial Cup over the Christmas period.
“The game will be played on either our Boxing Day or New Year’s Day home fixture. On Boxing Day, I spoke with the Hungerford Town Chairman and he said his club fully supports our plan. We are grateful for and would like to thank our visitors for their backing.”