Footie players score for two charities

Navin Gohil, Sean McCabe, Mark Coleman, Zechariah George and Connor George.
Navin Gohil, Sean McCabe, Mark Coleman, Zechariah George and Connor George.
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A 24-hour non stop football match is being held in Rugby to help two charities.

Mark Coleman is organising the game and hopes to raise funds - and awareness - Diabetes UK and Headway.

It kicks off at noon on July 30 at Rugby School Sports Centre.

Mark wants people to get behind the fundraiser, as one of the causes is especially close to his heart.

He said: “I lost my brother in 2012 in a road accident which involved a serious head injury.

“If he’d survived it would he would have undergone head treatment to get back on his feet. Headway do a lot of great things and I wanted to do something to raise funds and awareness.”

Mark also wanted to highlight diabetes because a lot of the players taking part on the day either have the condiiton or know people who do.

“You hear a lot of people taking part in six hour or 12 hour matches,” he added, “We wanted to do something a little more extreme and decided to go for 24-hours.”

If you would like to play in the match or need more information visit www.facebook.com/events/682267821911257 or www.gofundme.com/24hrfootballmatch