TEAM-MATES of popular footballer Ryan Passey who was stabbed to death in a Stourbridge nightspot have celebrated a hat trick of success in his memory.

Stourbridge Athletic FC was formed by Ryan his best friend Jordan Poole and Jordan’s dad Mark Poole in 2009 and they climbed the leagues rapidly - narrowly missing out on winning the Premier League title in previous seasons.

Twenty-four-year-old Ryan’s tragic death from a knife wound in the old Chicago’s bar in August 2017 hit the club hard but his team-mates vowed to carry on and one day win the title in his memory.

And now they have done just that and more.

As well as clinching the Kidderminster Sunday Premier League title, they’ve also won The Senior Cup and the Kidderminster Football League's Fire Shield.

Jason Connon, of the Justice for Ryan campaign, said: “Ryan’s dad Ade always watched Ryan and all the lads play every Sunday and even since he tragically lost Ryan in 2017 he has continued to watch and support the lads at every game!

“Yesterday meant so much to Ade and all of Ryan’s friends and they celebrated in front of Ryan’s new team flag.

“Ryan will always be a massive part of the football club - and the boys and the management team have done him proud this season. He will always be with us!”