The second staging of the annual Alastair Smith Memorial Shield charity football match will take place at Buxton Football Club’s Silverlands this Sunday, August 2 (gates noon).
The game, played in the memory of Alastair, who was a mainstay of several local teams, is between a Federal Mogul XI and a Select XI, chosen by invitation, from players who played with or against Alastair.
As a warm-up, there will be a junior match, kicking off at 12.30pm, organised primarily by the Smith family.
The main seniors’ event then commences at 1.30pm with two teams playing 45 minutes each.
There will be a minute’s silence in tribute to Alastair,
Every player involved contributes £5 for the privilege, which goes into the charity collection in aid of Cardiac Risk in Young (CRY).
Admission to the ground is free, but any donations to the above charity will be gratefully received.
Organisers are hoping the weather will be as favourable as last year when, after a fantastic turnout, a figure of £1,420.70 was raised.
All senior players are asked to report to Silverlands no later than 1pm.
The teams will be managed by Kev Gidman and Pete Machin.