tom-bigTom Clare is a loyal, and loving husband, to his wife and best friend Cheryl, of 11 years. Family means the world to Tom, whether family be by marriage, blood, friends, or the love and passion of his Manchester United family and friends. Sadly, the summer of 2017 has brought on an unexpected life changing event that will significantly affect Tom and his family.  He has recently been diagnosed with Cancer (Adenocarcinoma) which has affected multiple parts of his body, and he is going to need an extensive array of medical care for a very long time.

Tom's life journey began in Manchester, England, in April 1945. His adult schooling took place at St Gregory's RC Technical High School in his native city. As a young boy, he inherited a sporting passion for Manchester United Football Club, which is still so evident today. After spending three years in professional soccer, he enlisted into the British Army in 1963, serving in the Corps of Royal Engineers from 1963-65, then the Royal Corps of Transport from 1965 -86, and finally, he finished this chapter of his life as a Warrant Officer.

In 1999, he made the decision to emigrate to the USA and settled in Houston, Texas, since when, he has lived a quiet, but happy and fulfilling life. Since his retirement from working life he has become an established author, specializing in his beloved Manchester United, which includes titles, Forever A Babe;  The Men Who Were The Busby Babes; The United Tour of Manchester; and Manchester United Ramblings of a nostalgic Old Red. Tom has been a guest speaker on many radio and television shows. He would never brag or boast of any of his famed accomplishments as fame is not the reason behind this man. He is a simple man who prefers to live a simple yet happy lifestyle. Story telling will keep everyone laughing as Tom shares his knowledge, world experiences, and his deep rooted passion for his love of "Football" as he calls it or "Soccer" in my world.

Thomas Clare is a great promoter and lover of football aka soccer. He has been through a lot in the last few months after being diagnosed with cancer. He takes everything in stride with a positive attitude which makes him an extremely awesome person. His friendship and support of the soccer community spans decades and continents. His philanthropic work to raise money for under privileged youth and ironically enough cancer research has made him standout in the Houston and Manchester, UK communities. Soccer brings us together and is also Tom's passion. It only is only fitting that we honor this great man with a tribute that encompasses his passion.

Houston Soccer Community Kick Cancer's Butt | Tourney for Tom


Sat 14 April 2018
Sports Creek Sports Complex
Houston, Texas


The Kicking Cancer's Butt Charity Soccer Tournament is a tournament with a purpose! Its mission is to bring together the Houston soccer community for a day of soccer fun while raising awareness and funds in support of pediatric cancer research.

All of the money raised will fund essential cancer treatment and research in the city and EVERY PENNY OF EVERY TEAM FEE OR DONATION GOES STRAIGHT TO CURING CHILDREN'S CANCER FUND.

The tournament is a one day 7 a side coed soccer tournament and will take place outdoors at the 7 a side fields at Sports Creek on Polk Street in East Downtown Houston.










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