Charity Begins At Home

by Peter Scherer

On Saturday 8th July Mickleover FC hosted an event to bring together the supporters of Derby County and Nottingham Forest.

The original idea for a match came from Adam Richardson, and was hosted at the Don Amott Arena as a charity match for the Colin Hunt Trophy. Colin was a great and loyal servant to the club and a well-known former local leagues footballer, who sadly passed away earlier this year.

The game which was played in good spirits throughout was to also to raise funds for Barnaby Webber, Grace O’Malley-Kumar and Ian Coates, victims of the recent Nottingham stabbings.

Former Rams striker Roger Davies managed the Rams side, while Forest were looked after by former Ram Steve Powell and his son Steve, one of the current Mickleover coaching staff.

The final score was 8-7 and the trophy was presented by legendary Scottish international Archie Gemmill, who played for both teams during his career, and is now a regular Mickleover supporter.

“I was overwhelmed by the support and turnout we had, from the players on the pitch, to the spectators and to everyone behind the scenes. I am honestly so grateful for everything, the day would not have been made possible without you guys.

We managed to deliver such a powerful message and raise a great amount of money for the cause.

Also want to give a massive shout out to Don Amott and the guys at Mickleover Sports FC, so grateful for the facilities you provided and the support shown leading up to and on the day of the game. An amazing club with so many great people behind the scenes!!

Such an amazing day with a lot of great people! Can’t wait to do it all again next year!” said organiser Adam Richardson.

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