Sixfields to host celebrity football match featuring X Factor and Love Island stars

Sixfields will host a celebrity football match featuring an X Factor winner and Love Island stars. A number of famous faces will take part in a charity football match at Northampton Town FC.

It will take place on Sunday April 24 to raise funds for Sands United FC, which is a team of men united by the loss of a child. It was created in 2018 after the death of Charlotte and Rob Allen’s granddaughter, Niamh.

Sands United FC connects bereaved fathers through a shared love of sport and a support network where they can feel comfortable talking about their grief.

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In addition, the celebrity game will also raise funds for the Northampton Town Community Trust, which aims to create a healthy, happy and connected Northamptonshire using the power of sport through club football.

Those on the team roster include 2005 X Factor winner Shayne Ward, who is also known to have previously played Aidan Connor in Coronation Street.

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Actor Jake Wood, who is best known for playing Max Branning in EastEnders and 90s pop star Lee Latchford-Evans, who was part of the band Steps, will also be lacing up his boots.

Other celebrities looking to show off their soccer skills include former TOWIE cast members James Argent and Dan Osborne, actor Dean Gaffney, who is best known for playing Robbie Jackson in EastEnders and Glasses box starring Tom Malone.

Also playing on the pitch will be the island of love contestants Jake Cornish, Nas Majeed, Luke Trotman and Dom Lever, as well as former EastEnders Danny Hatchard, otherwise known as Lee Carter, and Matt Lapinskas, who played Anthony Moon.

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the Real Housewives of Cheshire actor Joe Sealey and Fast and Furious star Martyn Ford will be on the court, alongside 2013 X factor winner Sam Bailey and TV personality Calum Best, the son of the late Manchester United legend George Best.

Other stars taking part in the charity football match include King Arthur: Legend of the Sword actor Bleu Landau, comedian Man Like Haks, TV chef Dean Edwards and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Jamie O’Hara.

All players are subject to work commitments while a number of former Cobblers icons will also take part in the All-Star Football game, with more to be announced in the coming weeks.

This upcoming charity game will also mark 125 years since Northampton Town FC was formed in 1897.

There will be star-studded programming
There will be star-studded programming

The match was organized by Sellebrity Soccer, which was launched in 2012 to help charities raise funds by staging star football matches across the UK.

Sellebrity Soccer co-founder Kevin Cooper said: “I’m looking forward to this celebrity match at Northampton as we’ll be raising significant funds for two charities close to the club’s heart. It is an honor to support such incredible causes.

Kick off is at 3pm but the turnstiles will open at 1.30pm with tickets priced at £10 for adults and £5 for under 18s.

People can upgrade to a hospitality package for £45pp, which includes a two-course pre-match meal and half-time refreshments alongside a cash bar.

People can also access a post-match buffet for £25pp.

Sands is one of the UK’s leading stillbirth and neonatal death charities and exists to reduce the number of baby deaths.

It ensures that anyone affected by the death of a baby receives the best possible care and support for as long as they need it.

Every year in the UK, more than 5,000 babies are stillborn or die within the first four weeks of life

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