NEWBURY FC’S Faraday Road Stadium will host this year’s ‘The Big Match’ charity game - less than a week before the ground is due to be shut down by West Berkshire Council.
The annual pro-celebrity game in aid of The Brain Tumour Charity and Action for Children will take place on Saturday, June 18, which will also see the The Big Match Kidz session staged at the same venue.
Big Match founder Neil Humphries aims to take the event’s proceeds through the £250,000 barrier since the inaugural game at the Madejski Stadium in 2012
“I am delighted that Newbury will be hosting TBM 2016 and help us write another chapter in the success story we have created,” said Humphries.
“This is our fifth year and to be holding the event where there the likes of Arsenal and England Star Theo Walcott have played is amazing. Hopefully The Big Match Kidz session will see some stars of the future.”
Teams led by former Spurs and Argentina star Ossie Ardiles and Lawrie Sanchez field a number of former professionals, sports and showbiz personalities in aid of charity with a major fund-raising evemning capping the day. That will be staged this year at Wokefield Park.