FOOTBALL: HUNDREDS of football fans are expected to turn out at the Phillips 66 Community Stadium for the first time this season as Leamington FC hosts a charity game.
Played in aid of Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), the club is hoping to raise £3,500 to provide free ECG screening for up to 100 young people aged 14 to 35.
Taking place on Saturday, July 8, the game will see a Brakes XI team made up of coaches and parents of Brakes youngsters compete against a Wolves Legends team that will include ex-professionals Jody Craddock, Seyi Olyfinjana, Tony Daley, and Mel Eves
Entertainment will start at midday and last until 4pm with the game kicking off at 3pm.
Brakes youth team coach Matt Turner said: “It’ll be a great day and hopefully we can raise a lot of money for Cardiac Risk in the Young.
“There will be some ex-pros in the game while coaches and parents are hoping to take to the pitch too, it’s the first time we’ve run an event like this and we’ve already received tremendous support.
“It won’t just be the football keeping people entertained as we also have a bouncy castle and human table football booked too.
“We’ve hoping a few of the first team players will come down on the day too to offer a few coaching sessions to our stars of tomorrow.
“I hope to take part but I did pull my leg in a friendly game last week, fingers crossed I can get to the game in one piece.”
Visit www.c-r-y.org.uk for more information about Cardiac Risk in the Young.