BERRIEW Football Club represented Powys at the recent Tallie Brazier Cup held in Oswestry.

Shropshire and border clubs paid their respects to a much-missed young football player on a day of football and fundraising.

The first annual Tallie Brazier Cup was held at Park Hall, home of JD Cymru Premier champions TNS to raise money for charity as well as remembering Tallie Brazier, the former TNS Ladies U14 and U16 goalkeeper who passed away following a road accident in April.Action from the Tallie Brazier Cup in Oswestry. Picture by Andrew Donnison.


Since friends and team-mates have come together to arrange the first annual football tournament in her memory with the aim of making the event a part of the women’s football calendar for clubs in Shropshire and the Welsh border.

The women’s 8-a-side tournament attracted a large crowd to support a great cause and honour Tallie’s memory.

Berriew players line up. Picture by Andrew Donnison.

Proceeds were donated to the Sea Watch Foundation, a cause close to Tallie’s heart.

TNS, AFC Telford, Berriew, Whitchurch Alport, Ellesmere Rangers, Shifnal Town, Broseley, Drayton A, Drayton B and Worthen each entered sides.

Action from the Tallie Brazier Cup in Oswestry. Picture by Andrew Donnison.

A spokesperson said: “Thank you to everyone that helped out, donated a raffle prize, auction item, bought raffle tickets, sponsored all the kit, the equipment, medals and trophies, all the players that took part.

“A massive thank you to TNS Football Club for hosting the Tallie Brazier Cup. Your hospitality, support and fantastic facilities made for a very well run day.

“We truly appreciate the effort and dedication put in by everyone at the club to ensure everything runs smoothly.”

Action from the Tallie Brazier Cup in Oswestry. Picture by Andrew Donnison.

Shifnal Town beat Berriew in the final to lift the cup with the Rhiewsiders returning home as runners-up and a massive confidence boost ahead of the forthcoming North Wales Women’s League season.

A spokesperson said: “It was a great tournament and for such a wonderful reason.

“To celebrate a young lady’s life who sadly passed away at 22 by putting on a day of football for everyone to enjoy.

“Well done to everyone involved and we can’t wait for next year.”