Adam was born on the 14th March 1989 at Lincoln County Hospital. He was a very popular and respected young man, living all his life in Cherry Willingham. He spent many happy days at Reepham Primary School before leaving for Cherry Willingham Community School, where he was appointed as Head Boy in 2004. A modest young man, he didn’t originally want to be Head Boy. But with a little persuading, he decided to go for it – and he didn’t regret it one bit.
During his short life, Adam belonged to the Cherry Willingham & Reepham Tennis Club and the Cherry Judo Club, as well as playing badminton at school. But Adam’s main passion was football – he spent many years with Cherry Colts in the MidLincs Youth League, before going on to play for
Welton Football Club and Scampton Hawks for a year each. In 2005, he joined the Lincoln Sunday League with Moorlands Railway, enjoying two promotions before moving on to Plough Athletic at the end of 2007, where he played his final few football matches.
After Leaving Cherry Willingham Community School in 2005, Adam went on to do a BTEC National Sport and Fitness Diploma at Lincoln College, which he passed with very high grades. After being offered places at several universities, Adam began a three-year course in Sport Development and Coaching at Lincoln University in September 2007.
Sadly, Adam suffered a brain haemorrhage on New Year's Day 2008. After spending three days in the Lincoln County Hospital intensive care unit and one day at Nottingham Queen’s Medical Centre, he passed away on the 4th of January 2008. Adam had been fit and healthy, showing no signs of illness. He had spent New Year’s Eve having a wonderful time with some of his closest friends, and he was extremely happy.
To keep his memory alive and provide a long-lasting legacy, Adam’s family decided to create the Adam Gibbons Sports Foundation, devoted to helping young sportspeople like Adam find success.