Football boys ready to strip off for full monty show

Hebden Royd Red Star players Liam Barrett and Jason Cartlidge will be dooing the full monty at Mytholmroyd Community Centre.
Hebden Royd Red Star players Liam Barrett and Jason Cartlidge will be dooing the full monty at Mytholmroyd Community Centre.
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THEY may not be officers, but these gentlemen are going the full monty - all in the name of charity.

Two of the players from reigning champions of the Halifax AFL Saturday League, Hebden Royd Red Star, are joining forces with a trio of their rivals from Midgley United to bravely take to the stage.

They will wear the iconic white outfits made famous by Richard Gere in An Officer and a Gentlemen.

The group, made up of Liam Barrett, Jack Earle, Jason Cartlidge, Richard Greenwood and George Bamford are swapping their day jobs as a plastic moulder, french polisher, builder and car auctioneer to turn their hand to entertaining their guests.

They will perform their routine in front of 200 people at Mytholmroyd Community Centre at 7.30pm tomorrow with half of the proceeds going to the club and the rest to Elland-based Overgate Hospice.

Red Star manager David Whitehouse said: “When Liam first mentioned doing the Full Monty I thought he meant breakfast at the cafe but we needed a good fundraiser having not done many with the current climate.

“We’ve all been touched by or know someone with a terminal illness, and it’s nice to be able to give something back.”

There will be live music from local band Echoes, as well as supper followed by a raffle and an auction.

At the auction, prizes include a signed Burnley and a signed Wigan Warriors shirt.

Tickets cost £10. For more details call Liam on 07837 194598.