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Korfball marathon for team mate
Tom Walker
Tom had a special talent for penalty conversions

Friends of Bristol korfball player Tom Walker, who died from cancer in March, took korfball penalties for 12 hours in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Bristol City Korfball Club has so far raised £232 in memory of their team mate, who was nicknamed Penalty Tom.

"We wanted to honour Tom's generous nature by trying to make some money for his family's chosen charity," said Mat Hope of Bristol City Korfball Club.

"Tom was a great korfballer, a gentle giant and above all, a dear friend,"

"He was nicknamed Penalty Tom thanks to his astounding record of penalty conversions."

Korfball is a Dutch sport which is a cross between between basketball and netball - uniquely, each team must have an equal number of boys and girls playing at the same time (four boys and four girls on each team).

"Korfball is played in all corners of the country by a relatively small number of people, so when we lose one of our own it is felt far and wide," said Mat.

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