Two local football greats will be remembered at a memorial match at Maidstone United’s Gallagher Stadium tomorrow.
A representative team from the Maidstone and Mid Kent Sunday Football League is meeting in memory of committee members Mick Filmer and Ted Towner, who died earlier this year.
They will play a team of family and friends to raise funds for Heart of Kent Hospice and Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance.
The representative team is made up of players from clubs such as White Horse Jaguars, Minter, Coxheath, Vinters, Invicta Gold Stars, Invicta Sunday FC, Park Royal, K Sports Express, Larkfield & New Hythe, Sands United FC Kent and Barming Blues .
There will also be an unveiling of two commemorative bricks at the stadium to pay tribute to the service the two men have rendered to local grassroots football.
Organizer Richard Filmer said: âIt will be a very fitting tribute to two Sunday League greats who have contributed so much to the game locally and inspired many players.
“While the excitement of the Euros is still fresh, we would love to see local families come and watch what will be an exciting game and help raise funds for two charities that Mick and Ted hold dear.”
Heart of Kent Hospice will bring one of the sculptures – Elmer Armstrong, which is part of the Elmer’s Big Heart of Kent parade.
There will be souvenir parade guides, cards and Elmer raffle tickets available for purchase.
Leroy Bradley, Gullands Solicitors Match Sponsor Partner, said: âWe are delighted to be back at Gallagher Stadium and helping to raise funds for two great local charities in memory of Mick and Ted.
âLocal football teams are the lifeblood of many communities and we would like to encourage more young players to participate and play locally. “
Doors open at 1 p.m. tomorrow (Sunday) with the kick-off at 2 p.m. Admission is Â£ 5 for adults while children under 18 are free.
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