Football showdown for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Event organiser Dave Learmont outside The Shay Stadium
Event organiser Dave Learmont outside The Shay Stadium

A squad of ordinary men are set to don their studs this Spring for a football match with a difference.

The event is called ‘The Match 2017’ and will take place at The MBI Shay Stadium in Halifax on Saturday May 20.

It will see amateaur footballers join up with ex-Huddersfield Town Players, Junior Mendes, Andy Holdsworth and Tony Carss, raise £10,000 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance by playing a charity football match.

The sporting event is the brainchild of Dave Learmont, founder of Coaches Club, the grassroots football coaching specialists.

Organiser Dave said: “Young football fans, and the game itself, can often get a bad rep, but The Match is a testament to the passion that exists in so many young people throughout the grassroots community.

“We’re training hard to put on a good show, and will be taking part in a number of challenges over the coming months to win the chance to ‘sign’ the professionals onto our teams.

“I hope the local community will get behind us and show their support for a really worthwhile cause.”

As well as the football match, the day will include pre match and half time entertainment and will also feature a couple of special guests.

All tickets must be purchased before the game via www.justgiving.com/teams/coaches-club with all proceeds going to the charity.