Cyrille Regis's family launch Trust in honour of West Brom legend
Cyrille Regis's family have launched a charity in honour of the pioneering footballer on what would have been his 61st birthday.
The Cyrille Regis Legacy Trust has been set up to continue his inspirational work in the Midlands community.
The Albion legend, who also played for Villa, Wolves, and Coventry, passed away suddenly in January last year, to the shock of the footballing world.
And now his widow Julia, brother Dave, and children Robert and Michelle, have decided to continue his legacy by working on projects close to his heart.
Dave Regis, Cyrille's brother, said: “We are pleased to announce that members of the Regis family have set up a charity to continue Cyrille’s legacy and impact in football and the community.
“The Cyrille Regis Legacy Trust will be launched with an exciting project in partnership with the foundations of six leading West Midlands clubs – West Bromwich Albion, Coventry, Aston Villa, Wolves, Birmingham and Walsall – and will be a wonderful tribute to Cyrille and, more importantly, influence the lives of local young people.
“We look forward to sharing more with you in the coming weeks. Watch this space.”
Today is the Trust’s launch and football fans have been invited to engage and support the plans for its future progress.
They can visit www.cyrilleregis.com for more details.