On Tuesday a team of cross-party MPs will take on a side of ex-professional footballers at Millwall FC.
Venue: Millwall FC, The Den, Zampa Road, London, SE16 3LN
Referee: Dermot Gallagher
Linesmen/Referee’s Assistants: Martin Dexter & Matt Ancell
Match Balls: Provided by Millwall FC
Practice Balls: Provided by Millwall FC
SRtRC Select XI - Manager: Leroy Rosenior
Squad: Paul Mortimer, Luther Blissett, Paul Canoville, Dean Gordon, Brian Deane, John Anderson, Christian Roberts, Olivier Bernard, Curtis Fleming, Kenneth Monkou, Dan Gerrard, Paul Davis, Bob Bolder, Danny Mills
About the game
Show Racism the Red Card have teamed up with Millwall FC, the Professional Footballers’ Association and the UK Parliamentary FC to organise a special football match between ex-professional footballers and MPs to highlight support for the SRtRC campaign.
As part of the garnering support for the campaign we have organised this football match between the UK Parliamentary Football Club and a team of former professional footballers who support the campaign.
It is the first time that a professional football club has hosted such a game for the campaign in England and the support of Millwall FC and Millwall For All for this event has been brilliant.
The game will be followed by a special reception in the Houses of Parliament including presentation of the trophy.
Ged Grebby, Show Racism the Red Card’s Chief Executive, said:
“Show Racism the Red Card is extremely pleased to be able to announce this special match to celebrate our work. We are really grateful to Millwall FC and Millwall For All for all of their support in organising the game and for the campaign generally. I know that all of the ex-pros and the MPs are looking forward to being out on the pitch at The Den.”
The UK Parliamentary Football Club was set up to provide the opportunity for players workign within the Houses of Parliament to play football and build relationships with a wide range of other organisations from charities, sports organisations, the media and other Parliaments. One of its core aims is to raise money for charity and it uses every opportunity to maximise fundraising and sponsorship for good causes. The UKPFC's 2010-11 charitable partners are Cystic Fibrosis Trust and Special Olympics Great Britain.