Chance to play in Sheffield derby

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FOOTBALL fans in Sheffield are being given the opportunity of a lifetime - to play football with Blades and Owls legends on the hallowed turf of Bramall Lane.

The once-in-a-lifetime chance is part of the Team of Steel Cup five-a-side football tournament, which is raising money for Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity’s Do Your Bit Campaign.

The campaign aims to raise £1.3 million for a new Cancer Research and Treatment Suite at Weston Park Hospital which will offer the very latest anti-cancer treatments to patients from across South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire, North Nottinghamshire and North Lincolnshire.

The new facility will offer patients from across the region the opportunity to receive the most up-to-date anti-cancer treatments and therapies, initially as part of a research programme and subsequently as NHS treatment.

The first 14 teams to register for the tournament are guaranteed a place in the same pool as a ‘legends’ team from Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday, or a celebrity team made up of actors from Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks.

As well as being refereed by world-famous South Yorkshire-born referee Howard Webb, the teams will be able to run out of the tunnel onto the Premiership standard pitch, use the visitors’ dressing room, see themselves on the big screen, and have their big moment captured on a celebration DVD.

The tournament will be on Sunday, May 26, at Bramall Lane.

To take part, a team of eight players will need to pay a registration fee of £50 per person and as a team pledge to raise a minimum of £800 in sponsorship.

n Call 0114 226 5370 for more details.