FRIENDS and family of late Kelty boxer Connor Law will come together and play a football match in his honour next weekend.

The 26-year-old, who sadly passed away last month, will be remembered during a poignant afternoon at Blairadam Park on Saturday July 13, when Kelty Amateurs play against an XI led by Connor's dad, Gary.

Although renowned for his boxing talent, which saw him win all 13 of his professional bouts since leave the amateur scene in 2014, Celtic fan Connor also had a "burning passion" for football and played for Kelty Amateurs since its formation three years ago.

In addition to the match, which the club hope to host on an annual basis, a bench overlooking the pitch at The Quarry in his memory is set to be unveiled before kick-off, while other tributes have been arranged.

Nick Hamilton, who set up a justgiving page shortly after Connor died that raised £16,684 for his family, has been involved with the club over the last two seasons and described his pal as both "a natural winner" and a "prankster".

"Connor was a livewire on the park; driven, focused, determined and someone who hated losing," he said.

"He was a natural winner but was a bit of a prankster; he was always up to something. The boys were absolutely broken and this is our way of keeping his spirit alive.

"After all that happened, we felt like we had to remember in some way. He brought his dedication in the ring to the pitch, and his old man used to play for Kelty Villa back in the day, on the same pitch, so he managed to get a team of old team-mates and some of Connor's friends.

"13-0 was his boxing record, and his shirt number was seven, so we think the game going ahead on the 13th of the seventh is some kind of fate."

Steven Horn, who managed the team for the last three years, but has stepped down to continue solely as a player, added: "Connor was in control of the music and always had R'n'B and Drake stuff on, which nobody really liked!

"He was always cheery and, when he walked into a room, he lightened it up. His commitment was second to none; he was a born winner and, no matter if it was a training game or a wee competition, he wanted to win.

"We thought it would maybe give a wee boost to Connor's dad and friends."

The memorial bench is set to be unveiled at around 1.20pm, with the match kicking off at 2pm, and all are invited to attend.