This Cup was introduced in the 2010/11 season to replace the retired Presidents Cup in memory of 15 year old Mark Bottomley who sadly passed away 3 days before his 16th birthday.
Mark from Chorley was deputy head boy at Southlands School,Chorley,where he excelled academically and in various sports including football and basketball.
He was found unconscious in bed by his mother on the 30th December 2010 and could not be revived.
In the days leading up to his death Mark had been suffering from a cough and a slight temperature.
Mark played football for Chorley based Clubs Gillibrand Warriors and Charnock Richard where he was in his last season at under 16s.
A benefit match between his former Clubs was arranged following his sad passing.
Mark Fowle headteacher at Southlands paid tribute to Mark citing his all round sports ability and academic achievements.He was predicted to do extremely well in the forthcoming GCSEs exams in 2011.But what stood out about Mark was his popularity,his helplessness,and what a good role model he made for younger pupils.
Following consultation with Marks parents this Cup was commissioned and played for that year 2011 for the first time.