Football tournament to be held in memory of teenager stabbed to death in Harlesden

David Headlam was stabbed in Drayton Road

David Headlam was stabbed in Drayton Road - Credit: Archant

A fundraising football tournament will be held in Queen’s Park in memory of a teenager who was stabbed to death in Harlesden.

Cheryl Forde, left with David Headlam, centre, and Adam White, youth community coach, at the gradua

Cheryl Forde, left with David Headlam, centre, and Adam White, youth community coach, at the graduation ceremony - Credit: Archant

All monies raised at the sport event will be donated to the family of David Headlam, from Willesden, who died after he was knifed in Drayton Road on June 29.

The event is being held by Cheryl Forde a progression coordinator at Street League, an organisation that empowers youths age between 16 and 25 through football.

Mr Headlam, the son of Pentecostal church minister Bishop Alonzo Headlam of World Vision Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ, graduated from one of Street League’s programmes in March this year.

The football tournament will take place on August 9

The football tournament will take place on August 9 - Credit: Archant

Paying tribute, Ms Fords said: “David’s death has not only been a huge shock to us but has saddened everyone who worked with him, including the other participants. He was extremely quiet and humble, with a cheeky smile.


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“I thought the tournament would be a good way to remember his love for football, friends and family.”

The tournament will take place at the Moberly Sports Centre in Kilburn Lane, Queen’s Park, on August 9.

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For more information or to register email Cheryl.forde@streetleague.co.uk.

Registration deadline is July 24.

Three teenagers aged 17, 18, 19 have been charged with Mr Headlam’s murder.

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