FOOTBALLERS are looking for someone to support

Football on Portland

Football on Portland

Players from the Portland-based Galaxy club are playing a fundraising match – the Cornish Charity Shield – in May.

But the team need a good cause to benefit from the match against Weymouth FC supporters’ club.

The game will be played at AFC’s Bournemouth’s Dean Court.

Galaxy club secretary Andy Barber said: “We are looking for local charities and good causes to come forward. We want them to let us know if they would like to be part of Galaxy Windows’s fundraising event at Dean Court on May 27.

“Last year we raised more than £500 when we played at the Jewson Stadium in Dorchester in front of a crowd of nearly 200. We are hoping this year will be equally as successful and we want another local charity to benefit from it.”

The shield is named after Nathan Cornish, who suggested the charity match. Last year the club raised £500 for Julia’s House.

Players hope to play the charity match every year at different grounds around the county. Mr Barber and chairman Brendan Clancy will decide which charity to pick after they have received all of the suggestions.

There will be match day programmes for sale at £2 each. Admission prices will be £1 for children and £5 for adults. All money raised will go to the charity.

Mr Barber said that the match will have Dorset FA referees and that Portland Utd under-14s will be the ball boys and provide half time entertainment.

The deadline for applications is February 28 and applicants must include details of how the money will be spent.

Email Mr Barber at

Article courtesy of Dorset Echo

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