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Charity football match nets £1,700

Posted onPosted on 18th May

A charity football match at Derby County’s Pride Park Stadium raised £1,700 for three local youth football clubs.

South Normanton-based Purpose Media organised the game for ADASC Rangers under-7s, ADASC Avengers under-10s and GFC Alfreton Town Girls’ under-11s — the three teams coached by the full-service marketing agency’s managing director, Matt Wheatcroft.

As part of the event, young players from each team were given a stadium tour before playing in a series of games against each other.

They got full use of home and away dressing rooms, pitch and dugouts, with officials supplied by the Derbyshire FA.

A Purpose Media XI took on a team of parents from the three teams in a friendly match, which Purpose Media won 6-4.

The adult players all paid to play and there was a collection and charity raffle on the night, all of which raised £1,700, which will be shared equally among the three youth teams.

Matt said: “At Purpose Media, we are passionate about sport at all levels, from elite right the way down to grass roots.

“We are a proud partner of Derby County and are grateful to our good friends at the Rams letting us take over the stadium for an evening.

Matt (centre) is pictured presents Barry Newton, of ADASC FC, and Keith Cosgrove, of GFC Alfreton Town, with the cheque for £1,700