Developer Barratt and David Wilson Homes has shown its support for Thorpe Wood Rangers football club by providing meals and trophies for the club’s first tournament.

The club, which is based near the housebuilder’s Hampton Beach development, has been established for more than 35 years and currently has 16 teams, for children through to adults.

It held the Stef Barsby Memorial Tournament on July 8 and 9 in memory of one of their main committee members who sadly passed away in November 2022 after a short fight with cancer.

Stef was a member of the club for more than 20 years and her sudden passing was a massive shock to everyone.

Anton Barrett, club secretary at Thorpe Wood Rangers FC, said: “We are thrilled to receive sponsorship from Barratt and David Wilson Homes.

Without local business support like this, this tournament wouldn’t have been a success.

“Stef was a massive part of Thorpe Wood Rangers and her presence is greatly missed. This tournament will now happen every year and through it, Stef’s memory and legacy with Thorpe Wood Rangers will live on.

"Everyone from the club would like to wish Barratt and David Wilson Homes our most sincere thank you.”

Daniel Evans, managing director at Barratt and David Wilson Homes Cambridgeshire, said: “We are so pleased to be providing Thorpe Wood Rangers with a sponsorship for their first tournament and to help them commemorate Stef’s legacy at the club.

“As a leading developer it’s very important for us to engage with the local community as best we can so that it can thrive.

“We hope the club has a great tournament, and we look forward to hearing about their future successes.”