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Quins dedicate Tigers match to former player

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Harlequins have announced that the Aviva Premiership match against Leicester Tigers on Friday, February 24, will honour the life of the club's former academy player Seb Adeniran-Olule, who tragically died in May 2016.

A statement from Quins said the match “will be an opportunity to celebrate the life of Seb, with all proceeds raised going to the Sebastian Adeniran–Olule Charitable Fund, and will be the first of an annual memorial match at The Stoop for the former Academy player”.

The Fund was set up in Seb’s memory to support those who would not normally be able to afford the academic and sporting opportunities he enjoyed.

During the evening of the Quins versus Tigers fixture, pupils from Seb’s school, Wellington College, will assist in bucket collections and selling raffle tickets with prizes donated by Richmond FC and Greene King.

Harlequins global development and academy director, Tony Diprose, said: “Seb meant so much to everyone at Harlequins during his time here. As a club, we wanted to remember and celebrate his all-too-short life. There is no better way to do so than with a match dedicated to his memory, the first in what will be an annual occasion. 

“Supported by Whitgift School, Wellington College, Richmond FC and the RFU, we hope the evening is a fitting tribute and raises lots of money for the Seb Adeniran-Olule Charitable Fund.”

For more information on the Sebastian Adeniran-Olule Charitable Fund, or to donate, please visit the Virgin Money Just Giving page by clicking here 

Tickets for the match against Tigers can be purchased online by clicking here or by phoning 020 8410 6010.