Moors are rallying round a young player from the Club’s Academy who suffered serious injuries in a fall at a quarry last week.
Travis Dixon was at White Quarry when the accident happened, leaving him with multiple injuries, including fractures in his back, pelvis and ankle, and puncturing to his lungs and kidney.
The 15-year-old underwent a successful emergency operation and is now recuperating, although it remains unclear whether he will require more surgery.
Travis – who plays as a striker and scored an astonishing 33 goals last season – was cared for superbly by North East Air Ambulance at the scene before being airlifted to hospital.
In a show of support, we’ll be holding a bucket collection using our Moors in the Community collection tins during Saturday’s game against AFC Telford United at The Brewery Field.
The tins are located on all bars and Fan Zones across the ground and all funds raised will be donated to Travis and his family to help with the costs of ongoing treatment and rehabilitation.
“Here at Spennymoor we always talk about being One Club – and when one of our own is involved in an accident like this we pull together,” explained Interim Head of Youth Football, Gavin Cogdon.
“Travis has been through a really traumatic period and has a long road to recovery ahead of him, but we want him and his family to know the Football Club is by his side.
“On behalf of the family, we’d like to thank North East Air Ambulance for their amazing response and for all the NHS staff who are helping to care for Travis.
“We’d encourage all supporters to chip in for the collection if they can at the weekend so that we can show Travis that he remains in our thoughts, and we can look to support his rehab and help him hit the target of getting back on the pitch which is one of the goals he’s already set himself.”