Rugby player Kenny Davies will be remembered with a special memorial day at his home club of Langworthy Reds in Salford.

The popular 23-year-old sadly took his own life on Friday 18 January 2013. Kenny Davies

Kenny, who lived near Oakwood Park, rose through the age groups and into the Langworthy first team where he was still playing up to the 2012 Christmas break.

Not just a player, he was also coaching one of the junior teams at the club, such was his love for the game.

Club treasurer Wayne Rimmer told SalfordOnline in January: “Kenny brought his own, unique character to the club and he was loved by all who met him.

“The juniors looked up to him and he always had time for anyone. He was fun to be around and loved to be the class clown which in turn, we all loved him to be.”

Friends and family will come together with the wider community for a day of touch rugby league to raise awareness of mental health issues and to remember Kenny.

There are also plenty of activities on the day including a BBQ, a Great British Bake Off with awards given for the best presented and best tasting cakes, as well as bouncy castles, a DJ, a raffle and facepainters.

All the money raised will go towards some great charities that all contribute towards mental illness.

The fun day starts from 9.30am on Sunday 25 August at Oakwood Park and everyone is welcome.

Oakwood Park, Swinton Park Road, Salford, Lancashire, M6 7PB, Tel: 0161 736 0441