FOOTBALL fans are being offered the chance to play against former Premier League stars.
Football for Peace, which helps young people in the UK and countries such as Mozambique and Nigeria, is hosting a tournament at Stratford Town Football Club on Sunday October 10.
The fun day, running from 11am to 5.30pm, for businesses and individuals will include a tournament, awards ceremony, food, bar facilities along with networking opportunities.
Prizes available for the finalists include the opportunity to play against former premier league players on the day including David James, Yakubu, Lee Hendrie, Marlon Harewood, George Boateng, Gaizka Mendieta, Stewart Downing, Andy Reid, and Darius Vassel.
Other prizes for the winners, runners up and the team that raises the most money include meet and greet with Aston Villa and England star Ashley Young, tickets to an Villa match, and dinner with former Manchester United and Leeds star, and later Scotland and Coventry City manager, Gordon Strachan.
A spokesperson for the charity said: “We encourage all corporates, businesses, and individuals to enter a team (between five and nine players). The minimum entry fee is £1,500 and all proceeds will go towards the development of young people across three Football for Peace Programs in the UK, Mozambique, Nigeria, and the current Afghanistan crisis, where proceeds will provide life-saving assistance, helping displaced people and refugee families access to food, clean water, and emergency shelter, and healthcare.
“Our other programs will provide youth with essential skills and educational workshops to support them in their day-to-day lives and future development. Covid 19 has had an extremely detrimental effect on the lives of our young people, especially in sports participation. With your help, we can support them and change lives!”
* Charitable donations by companies qualify for Corporation Tax relief.
Email [email protected] to sign uo and for further details.
Visit FootballforPeaceGlobal.org for further details about the charity.