Starting in 2012, The Big Match began as 30 local people hiring Reading's Madejski Stadium for a kickabout to raise money for The Brain Tumour Charity & Action for Children. Fast forward seven years, taking in grounds including Millwall's 'The Den' and raising over £360,000 along the way, the next stop is...
We are pleased to announce Peter Shilton, England's most capped footballer of all time has signed up for this year's event!
His 30-year career included spells at 11 clubs and he had the distinction of playing over 100 league games for five clubs. During his time at Nottingham Forest, Shilton won many honours, including the First Division championship,two European Cups, a UEFA Super Cup, and the Football League Cup. He also represented England at UEFA Euro 1980, the 1982 FIFA World Cup, the 1986 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 1988 and the 1990 FIFA World Cup. Shilton did not make his World Cup finals debut until the age of 32, but he played in 17 finals matches and shares the record of 10 clean sheets in World Cup finals matches with French goalkeeper Fabien Barthez
This group of heroes took part in a charity match to help raise money for The Big Match cause, over £1500 raised. 😘⚽️⚽️⚽️ It was cold, the pitch was difficult, it’s Christmas and they took time out away from their families to help others. Yes they had fun and played a sport they love - no one said charity had to be boring - but it was at a time of year when money can be tight and time is precious. They all paid to play. We can’t thank them enough.
Special thanks must go to the team at Reading City FC for providing the venue and support and to our sponsors.
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Supporting Action for Children and The Brain Tumour Charity
Join us at the home of Southampton FC for The BigMatch Kidz 2020. For children aged 5 to 15, this free* coaching session, led by professionals, is great fun and conducted in a non pressured environment for boys and girls of all abilities.
Download a booking form and get involved in this fantastic family footballing event raising money for Action for Children and The Brain Tumour Charity.
Join us after The Big Match for the glitz and glamour of Extra Time. This year’s event moves to the Mick Channon Suite at St Mary’s Stadium for an evening of fine dining, fundraising and entertainment.
~ Welcome drinks
~ Three course meal
~ Tea and coffee
~ Charity auctions
~ Live entertainment
Table 10: £1000. Dress code: Black tie.
Please email us to book a table. Hurry, they sell fast!
Arrival: 7pm. Seating: 7.45pm. Carriages: 1am