The football team of grieving fathers who play with their “lost angel's" names on their shirts

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Published on 14 Oct 2021, 10:07
RUNNING on to the pitch, this football team looks like any other as the players take their places for kick-off.

Yet there is a heartbreaking bond that unites them — they are all dads who have lost children.

This week marks a year since the club, Angels United FC, was set up by 14 fathers who met through a bereavement group.

The squad support each other, both on and off the pitch, through a shared love of the game and the desire to remember their kids.

Each player also proudly wears the name of his “lost angel” across the back of the team’s eye-catching pink and blue strip.

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