Hillsborough Disaster… 26 Years On We Remember Those 96


The Eternal Ring was in- situ at Anfield ready for the Liverpool V Everton derby. The Eternal Ring is a simple structure that bears the names of those 96 supporters that tragically lost their lives at Hillsborough during the 1989 FA Cup semi- final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest.  It has been 26 years since children, fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, husbands, wives, cousins and friends lost their lives when an uncontrollable crush ensued.

At 15:06 yesterday afternoon the nation joined Anfield in silence, the same that it has done for the last 26 years. Of course there is an ongoing inquest into how this tragedy was allowed to happen, chair of the Hillsborough Families Support Group Maragret Aspinall asserts ‘there is still a job to be done’. However this should not, and did not detract from the poignant tribute offered by Anfield which saw Steven Gerrard and Phil Jagielka release 96 red balloons in memory of the 96 fans who died.

It is always a heartfelt gesture to those who lost their lives, and to the families that mourn them. May this fantastic tradition continue for all of time, and the names and memory of those 96 live on forever.

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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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