TEAM-MATES of 11-year-old meningitis victim Harry Mills won a rugby competition in France at the weekend - then dedicated their victory to him.

Harry, of Institute Road, Marlow, was due to travel with Marlow's Under 13 Squad for the Normandy tour, but died suddenly on April 26.

Harry's father, Richard Mills, called on the team to win the competition for his son at his funeral last Thursday at All Saints' Church, Marlow.

And the team, who wore black armbands in Harry's memory, did just that and lifted the Saint Lo Rugby Festival trophy.

They beat the French team of Stade Francais in Paris by one try to nil, and after receiving the trophy held a minute's applause with other clubs for Harry.

Tony Harjette, Marlow's Under 13 coach, said: "This has been an extremely difficult week, as many of the boys were good friends with Harry, and many of the parents very good friends with the Mills family.

"The way the team have responded to the events of the last week has been quite remarkable, and we feel that Harry Mills will always be part of this squad."

Meanwhile, almost £9,700 has been raised in the John Hampden Grammar School pupil's memory for Meningitis Research on a website set up by his parents. And more than £2,000 has been raised for the Youth Sports Trust.

Harry's parents chose to donate his organs for life-saving transplants and it was revealed at his funeral that he helped save the lives of five people.