Ex-England legends to face Tottenham Hotspur in Charity Trophy

6 August 2017

Ex-England legends to face Tottenham Hotspur in Charity Trophy

The match will serve as a tribute to England legend and women’s football lynchpin Sylvia Gore MBE

Some of the greats of the English game will take on FA WPL National champions Tottenham Hotspur in The FA Women’s Premier League’s Charity Trophy match on Sunday 13th August at Bishop Stortford's ProKit UK Stadium (2pm).

The game is being played in support of FA Charity Partner, The Bobby Moore Fund and will also serve as a tribute to England legend and women’s football lynchpin Sylvia Gore MBE, who passed away in September 2016.

A star-studded line-up has been confirmed by the Ex-England All-Stars, who will be calling on the likes of England assistant coach Marieanne Spacey MBE, goalkeeping legends Rachel Brown-Finnis and Pauline Cope-Boanas, plus defender Rachel Unitt and forward Karen Walker.

Strikers Jody Handley and Ellen Maggs along with defenders Lindsay Johnson, Kirsty Pealling, Clare Taylor MBE and Michelle Hickmott plus midfielders Danielle Murphy, Sian Williams, Rachel Stowell (nee McArthur), Jo Broadhurst, Sammy Britton and Justine Lorton-Radburn have also been named in the All-Stars squad.

England’s all-time record goalscorer Kelly Smith MBE will take on a player-coach role for the All-Stars especially for the occasion.

Speaking ahead of the game Spurs manager Karen Hills told “It’s an exciting opportunity for us to play against some true legends of the game and we’re really looking forward to it.

"There are some absolute greats that have made history in women’s football in the side so we’re really excited to test ourselves against them and it’s a credit to our players for what they’ve achieved to get themselves into this position as well."

FA WPL Chairman Carol West added: “We’re absolutely delighted that so many ex-England players have agreed to take part in this year’s Charity Trophy match. While there is an obvious serious side to the event, I’m sure the characters involved will make it a hugely enjoyable day.”

There is also a special ticket only post-match Q&A event hosted by Caroline Barker, with live entertainment from Carrie & Jo. 

She Kicks Editor Jen O’Neil brings her ‘She Kicks Back’ event to the day where she will be asking Match Officials, Spurs Ladies and a number of Ex England All-Stars a series of questions about their life in football. Doors open at 5pm for a 5.30pm start - the event is expected finish around 7pm and tickets cost £10.

Match tickets bought online in advance will be available at the discounted prices of £5 for adults, £3 for U16s and OAPs, and £1 for U10s. U3s go free.

Purchase tickets for both the game and post-match event online here.

Tickets may be on sale on the day subject to availability but not at the discounted prices.

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