Education pack in memory of tragic Padiham football coach Adam (24)

KILLED: Adam Rogers who was killed by a single punch (s)
KILLED: Adam Rogers who was killed by a single punch (s)

THE parents of 24-year-old Padiham football coach Adam Rogers, who was killed trying to break up a fight, have launched an education campaign in his memory.

Adam, of Dukes Brow, Blackburn, died after being punched in the head in Blackburn town centre, in July 2009, during a night out with friends.

William Upton, of Ulverston Drive, Rishton, who was 16 at the time, was jailed in April 2010 for four years for Adam’s manslaughter, and has since been released from prison.

In a bid to stop a repeat of the tragedy, Adam’s parents, Dave and Pat, have now released an education pack for the Every Action Has Consequences campaign, set up in memory of their popular son.

Dave and Pat, who are strong believers in restorative justice, hope that the pack, which includes teachers’ notes, drama workshop ideas and a DVD, will stop anything like their son’s death from happening again.

Guests watched a short film featuring Adam’s family and friends talking about the impact of his death, and listened to speakers highlighting the campaign’s impact.

Lancashire Partnership Against Crime has agreed to buy the pack, and Lancashire County Council will release it to secondary schools across the county.