A school sports competition has been set up in the memory of a tragic Accrington teenager.
The Interschools Championship trophy bears the name of Danny Melia, who died in April after falling from the Arndale Centre car park.
All six secondary schools across Hyndburn are gearing up for the competition, organised by young people at New Era Youth Club, on Paradise Street, Accrington.
New Era manager Paul Wright said: "The championships were organised by a small group of young people at New Era in memory of Danny Melia, a young, bright and talented man who was lost tragically in April of this year.
"These championships offer young people from across all six secondary schools a chance to be a part of something special and for them to represent their school."
The 19-year-old student was a prominent member of New Era Youth Club having completed his Duke of Edinburgh Award and Community Sports Leaders award at the club and volunteered on a wide range of projects.
Paul Wright said: "Money raised in Danny's memory and from funding from the Youth Opportunity Fund has helped put these championships on and will be a great way to keep his memory alive."
The events will see each school take part in pool and tennis competitions on the Nintendo Wii in six highly contested heats. Prizes and trophies will be awarded to the winner of both competitions.
The individual winners from each heat will then go on to represent their schools in the Grand Final to be held in July. The winning school will receive the Danny Melia Trophy and the title of Interschools Championship Winners 2010. The competition is aimed at over 300 young people across Hyndburn and the organisers hope it will become an annual event.
County Councillor Mark Perks, Cabinet Member for Young People, said: "The Interschools Championship is a great idea and just the thing to add a bit of excitement in the run-up to the summer break for young people in Hyndburn.
"Local county councillors have been invited to the heats in which high schools within their community are taking part, to see for themselves some of the good work Young People’s Service staff undertake with young people. I hope all those taking part have a great time and some stars of the future are found."
Hollins High School, Rhyddings Business and Enterprise School, Norden High School, Mount Carmel High School, Accrington Academy and St Christopher’s High School are taking part in the heats every Tuesday leading up to the grand final on Tuesday July 20 at New Era Youth Club.