Diamond Group Sponsors of the Derek Brown Squash Handicap 2018

Monday, April 6, 2020

Diamond Group are joint sponsors of the Derek Brown Squash Handicap, along with S&K Gas.

The tournament was set-up and is organised by Police Officer Jason Sweeney, in memory of his close friend Derek Brown who died of cancer in 2013, and has just completed its third successful year.

The tournament supports the Bobby Robson Foundation and this year’s event raised over £1,000 for the charity.

 John Burns with competitor Shaun Hood 

John Burns, MD of Diamond Group and Plate Winner last year said “Diamond are proud to sponsor this great event, and we are delighted that much needed funds were raised for such a worthy cause”. 


Winner of the Cup was 13-year-old Sam Sweeney.

A brilliant performance by a young player and such a well-deserved win.

Andrew Brown, son of Derek Brown, presented the Cup winner and runner-up.

Sam Sweeney (left photo) and Tony Hockey (right photo)


Plate Winner John Ord (left photo) and runner-up Paul McAdam (right photo)

Keith Brown, Derek’s brother, presented the Plate winner and runner-up.




Player of the Tournament - Fiona McFarlane 


The tournament is held at Primrose Community Association, Jarrow, which offers a wide range of activities for people of all ages.


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