Today marks the thirty-second anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster, where 96 Liverpool Football Club supporters lost their lives attending an FA Cup Semi-final football match. Every year, Formby High School marks the anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster by coming together to remember Kevin Williams, a Year 11 Formby High School student who sadly lost his life at the tragedy. Kevin loved football and was a proud and distinguished member of the Year 11 football team. He was also the son of Anne Williams, one of the leading campaigners in the fight for justice for the victims of the disaster. It has been an annual Formby High School tradition to honour his memory through this sport he loved in the form a penalty shoot-out between the Year 11 football team and staff, with the rest of students lending their support. This shoot-out is always a poignant yet enjoyable occasion, allowing the school community to pay its respects to Kevin. Several of Kevin’s relatives have attended Formby High School and enjoy returning to watch the event and awarding the trophy to the winning team. Unfortunately, the current situation means we are unable to hold the event this year and we look forward to it returning as a stand-out occasion in the school calendar. Kevin will forever be missed at Formby High School, and within the wider community, and will always be remembered.
Kevin, with his mum Anne Williams.