Football ‘old-timers’ put on cleats for charity

| 23/03/2016
CNS Local Life

The West Bay “legends” at the first Charity Trophy match

(CNS): In the spirit of giving, George Town and West Bay football veterans who might be better expected to be watching from the stands, are instead stepping onto the pitch at McField Stadium (formerly the Annex) Saturday, 26 March in a rematch of a game played last month. Dubbed a “grudge” match, it is all in good fun, as any money collected with be donated to the Hope For Today Foundation.

At the first Charity Trophy match pitting football legends held 29 February at Ed Bush Stadium (see Veteran footballers to raise money for halfway house), George Town defeated home team West Bay 4-3. The loss did not sit well and apparently the West Bay “old boys” are determined to retake the trophy.

The beneficiary of this second battle pitting footballers on the wrong side of 40, will again be the non-profit Hope For Today Foundation, which runs a halfway house to help those dealing with drug and alcohol addiction who have been involved in crime.

The event itself is free but there will be buckets placed around the stadium for donations.

The football kicks off at 5pm with an under-15 match between West Bay Select and George Town Select teams. The main draw, the senior “Legends” Grudge Match, will start at 7pm.

At the match last month, West Bay team member Ivan Farrington, at 82 years “young”, notably played midfield for about 30 minutes.

This time around, those cheering on West Bay can expect to see, along with some new players, current and former government ministers putting on their cleats, with Franz Manderson, Marco Archer, McKeeva Bush and Rolston Anglin returning to the squad to try to bring the Charity Trophy back to that district.

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