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Students raise £4,000 for charity with 24-hour football match

(26 November 2019)

Sporting students have raised over £4,000 for charity by holding a 24-hour football match.

The match was organised by Collingwood College AFC and supported The Sir Stanley Matthews Coaching Foundation.

Over 24 hours, 275 students, staff and local residents took part. The final score was Red Team 368 – 362 Black Team.

Opportunities through sport

The Sir Stanley Matthews Coaching Foundation is named after the former England footballer, said by many to be the greatest player of all time.

His great-grandson, Cameron Gough, is a Maths student at Collingwood and took part in the match.

The Foundation provides young people with opportunities to achieve through sport.

Great atmosphere

The match was played at Collingwood College with a great atmosphere and some superb performances.

BBC Sport commentator Vicki Sparks, a Collingwood College graduate, attended and commentated on part of the match.

Collingwood College AFC has 14 men’s and two women’s teams, making it one of the biggest amateur football clubs in the UK.