On Wednesday evening before we host Sunderland in a Sky Bet League One Play-Off Semi Final, we will be paying our respects to Jordan Banks who sadly passed away playing the sport he loved.
Jordan played as an under-nine for Clifton Rangers Junior Football Club. The youngster was a keen footballer and raised fantastic amounts of money to support a local mental health charity in honour of his Uncle. Last week, he tragically passed away after being struck by lightning whilst football training.
Everybody connected with Lincoln City Football Club is deeply saddened of this tragic incident and in support of this, our first team players will be warming up in Clifton Rangers tops with ‘Jordan 7’ on the back.
These shirts will then be signed by the full City squad, before being auctioned off to raise money for Jordan’s Legacy GoFundMe page.
Andy McDonald, Chairman of Clifton Rangers added, “Jordan was a lovely, funny, confident young man who loved to make people laugh. He was very caring and helped raise money for Male Mental Health which was a very close to his heart.
"Clifton Rangers JFC are raising money for a Memorial Fund in Jordan's name. This will allow us to provide a lasting reminder of Jordan's life. All remaining funds will be donated to help secure the future of the family."
Supporters can choose to donate money towards Jordan’s Legacy by CLICKING HERE.
We'd also like to thank the University of Lincoln for giving up their sponsorship of the warm up top for this particular game so that we can show our support for Jordan's Legacy.