Blades support football fundraising bid

Sheffield United players with crew members from Yorkshire Air Ambulance ahead of their record attempt.

Sheffield United players with crew members from Yorkshire Air Ambulance ahead of their record attempt.

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PARAMEDICS aiming to enter the record books with a footballing feat drafted in experts from Sheffield United to help them in their mission.

Crew members from Yorkshire Air Ambulance and ground staff will attempt to break the record for the longest five-a-side football match.

To help them prepare, Blades boss Danny Wilson and his boys in red and white gave the team a masterclass.

The event takes place at Goals Soccer Centre, Norfolk Park Road, Sheffield, next Thursday, Friday and Saturday - and ambulance staff are inviting the public to show their support.

In order to break the record, they need to play continuously for 44 hours.

The team hopes to raise £7,200 - the cost of a day’s flying for Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Danny said: “We are delighted to support them. They do a terrific job across the region. My daughter made me aware of their attempt to break the world and we wanted to give them every possible encouragement to be successful.”

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