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Louis Thornton's dad praises sporting community

New 150-seat structure built in tribute

The former captain of Corinthians AFC will be honoured this weekend when the club unveils a new stand in his name.

Louis Thornton died whilst away in Liverpool in September 2016 at the age of 26.

Funds have been raised by friends, family and ex-teammates through a number of different initiatives, including the Parish Walk, End to End, and the release of a special calendar.

A new 150-seat structure has been built to pay tribute to the popular figure, which will be officially opened ahead of Corinthians' match against Ramsey on Saturday (23 December).

Louis' father, Andy, has praised those who have supported him through what has been a very tough 15 months:

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