Play football for charity

A group of Hatters fan has got together to form a charity football team called AFC Macmillan.

Monday, 25th July 2016, 11:37 am
Updated Monday, 25th July 2016, 12:38 pm
Luton coach Michael Malone is part of the group behind AFC Macmillan
Luton coach Michael Malone is part of the group behind AFC Macmillan

They hope to hold about eight fundraising football events throughout the summer – kicking off with an event on August Bank Holiday Monday – and they’re recruiting.

Spokesman Michael Malone, 20, said: “We’re looking for players with some form of previous experience – Sunday league, regular five-a-side with mates, that sort of thing – and we train twice a week.

“On Wednesdays it’s at Markyate Cricket and Football Club and on Sundays we’re on the grass next to Lea Manor Recreation Centre.”

Prospective players will be supplied with kit and there’s a one-off £25 registration fee, with each game or training session costing £3 a player.

Michael, who’s been coaching since he was 13 and is studying sports science at the University of Bedforshire, said: “I’ve witnessed what charities like Macmillan do first hand – my Dad has been diagnosed with cancer twice and they were a massive support. This our way of saying ‘Well done and keep up the good work.’”

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