YOUNG rugby players remembered a friend killed by a devastating disease three years ago.

Marlow youngster Harry mills died of Meningitis aged 11in 2007.

Team mates from Marlow Rugby Club U-15s marked the occasion by wearing special commemorative socks during their match against North Dorset on Sunday.

It also coincided with World Meningitis Day.

There was 30 seconds of clapping before the game and coach John Watson handed over a pair of the special hooped socks to their opponents.

The rugby stockings are emblazoned with Harry's initials and are similar to a pair belonging to his elder brother he used to wear.

Coaches told the teams about Harry’s story and why he is still so fondly remembered.

Mr Watson said: “We always remember Harry at this time of year, we spread the word to everybody.

"The people in Dorset were touched by the story.”