I’ve always enjoyed a game of football and have played it competitively since I learnt to walk. So a few weeks back when a fellow adventurer friend of mine sat me down in a coffee shop and asked me to be on his team, I naturally said yes.
What I had just signed up for was an attempt to break the world record for the longest football match ever played. So this Thursday at 7pm we kick off a 72 hour long game until that final whistle on Sunday at 7pm in London. Through night and day, sun and rain and whatever else might come our way, 16 of us will be on and off the pitch (5 a side match with rolling subs) providing any support we get with a display of world class football*. The current record stands at 43 hours and with proper rules to adhere by, I’m confident that the passion in the team will pull us through. gameforafuture.org
The match is to be played in aid of the charity Inspiring Futures: Uganda, we are hoping that the event will raise £10,000 to encourage, inspire and enable Ugandan youth to develop confidence, skills and belief and aspire to a future beyond poverty. If you want to donate, please do so here: https://mydonate.bt.com/events/gameforafuture/100735
Come along and support us!! If you can’t find me, I’ll likely be asleep….in which case, keep the chants to yourself. 😉
Timings: Start- 7pm, August 1st – Finish- 7pm, August 4th
Venue: Westway Sports Complex, 1 Crowthorne Road, London, W10 6RP – www.westwaysportscentre.org.uk
* World class might be a bit of an exaggeration- especially 60 odd hours into the game.