Match For Heroes

Charity Game - Match For Heroes

Sunday 29th April 2018 
Ossett Albion FC

Charity Event on Sunday 29th April 2018 at Ossett Albion FC.

Sgt Gareth Thursby and Pte Tom Wroe were both killed whilst serving in Afghanistan in 2012. The soldiers served in the Yorkshire Regiment (1 DWR). Gareth was aged 27 and Tom aged just 18. 

The charity football game is to help raise money to fund a memorial bench with Gareth and Tom’s names on it at the National Memorial Arboretum which will allow their names to live forever.

The day will start with many activities for all ages, the below will be going on before, during and after the matches:

  • 100 metre inflatable assault course
  • Bouncy castle
  • Inflatable slide

The follwoing will be attending:

  • Optimus prime (Artic cab) one actually used in the films
  • Bumbleebee
  • Star Wars Storm Troupers
  • Ghostbusters Car and Marshmellow man
  • Knight Rider Kit Car 
  • 4 American Police Cars
  • Deadpool
  • Wonderwoman
  • Spiderman
  • Lightning McQueen
  • Tombola stalls

4 teams - armed forces, ex pro’s, celebrities and Ossett Over 35's.

First game

Ossett Over 35s v Celebrities (12:00 Kick Off)

Sam Dingle, Arran Dingle (Emerdale), Dirk Savage (Hollyoaks), Eorl Crabtree, Darren (Rocky) Turner, Joe Cullen (PDC Darts)

Second game

Army/ex army (Yorkshire regiment - Current Army Champions) v Ex Professional Footballers (15:00 Kick Off)

(Ex Huddersfield, Bradford, Leeds, Aston Villa, Sunderland Sheff Weds, Sheff Utd etc) or in names (Bruce Grobbelaar, Julian Joachim, Curtis Woodhouse, Matt Glennon, Andy Welsh, Darren Bullock, Delroy Facey, David Norris, Clyde Wiinyard, Jason Price, Efe Sodje etc)

Straight after the big game the auction will commence at 17:30

  • Shirts signed by - Paul Gascoigne, Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher, Ian Rush, Freddie Flintoff, Bradley Wiggins, Huddersfield Town, Bradford City Promotion team, Swindon Town, 
  • Signed football boots by Robbie Fowler
  • Signed boxing glove in glass casing - Anthony Joshua, Mike Tyson
  • Framed photos - Norman Whiteside scoring FA Cup final winning goal, Pele signed picture, Jack Charlton England and leeds signed montage, Miricale of Istanbul signed liverpool picture framed

 Bar and refreshments all day and the cost is £2 adults (including a raffle ticket) and £1 per child.