A team of Swindon Town Legends will go head-to-head with an all-star Swindon Supermarine side this Sunday in aid of the NSPCC.
The match will take place at Supermarine’s Webbswood Stadium, with a 3pm kick-off. Tickets are available on the day and priced at £5 for adults, while kids go free, with gates opening at 1pm.
Former star strikers Sam Parkin and Simon Cox are set to feature for the County Ground side, which recently announced Scott Lindsey as their new manager,
The pair will line-up alongside the likes of Paul Caddis, Michael Doughty, Matthew Taylor and Paul Bodin.
In addition to former players, comedian Ivo Graham and musician Grim Sickers will be pulling on the club’s red strip at the fundraiser.
Former Swindon Town player, manager and all-time appearance record holder John Trollope will also be in attendance.
This year marks the 125th anniversary for the NSPCC Swindon and North Wiltshire Fundraising Branch, as well as Swindon Supermarine’s 30th.
Alan Fletcher, Chairman of the NSPCC branch and event organiser, said: “The NSPCC is deeply indebted to both clubs and of course their former players who are giving up their Sunday to raise much-needed funds for us.
“The last couple of years have been particularly difficult for the NSPCC but they are still here for children.”
Events like this are crucial as they rely heavily on donations to be able to provide vital services to children, young people and their families.
NSPCC Supporter Fundraising Manager, Henry Street said: “We’re really looking forward to Sunday for what should be an amazing match. We’ve got some great names lined up to play so it should be a very entertaining afternoon.
“The NSPCCs Swindon and North Wiltshire Branch have worked tremendously hard to arrange the fixture and it’s been incredibly well supported by Swindon Town and Supermarine FC.
“All the funds raised on the day will go to support the vital services the NSPCC runs across Swindon.”
Full line-ups as follows:
Swindon Town: Steve Mildenhall, Gary Fullbrook, Paul Caddis, Kevin Watson, Leigh Barnard, Andrew Nicholas, Gareth Hall, Matt Taylor, Paul Bodin, Medhi Kerrouche, Ian Herring, Phil Smith, Bertie Brayley, Jerel Ifill, Michael Pook, Paul Hunt, Michael Doughty, Sam Parkin, Lee Peacock, Rhys Evans (Manager), Ivo Graham, Grim Sickers and Simon Cox.
Swindon Supermarine: Dave Bampton, Chris Taylor, Josh Parsons, Brad Gray, David Pratt, Nick Stanley, Mark Draycott, Ross Adams, Charlie Griffin, Tom King, Gary Horgan, Tony Joyce, Mark Ayres, Steve Davies, Dave Slattery, Matt Coupe, Matt Pratley, Mark Scott, Damon York, Alan Griffin, Zak Westlake, Ady Roper and Lee Spalding (Manager)