Recreating 90s football history

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A charity football tournament will recreate the fun of the UEFA European Championships in 1996.

South Yorkshire company, Denton & Nickels, hope to recreate the glory, the angst and the heartache of one of England’s most iconic football tournaments as they take a nostalgic walk down memory lane, to help raise money for The Children’s Hospital Charity’s Make It Better Appeal.

Nik Brear

Nik Brear

The match, held next week at Goals Doncaster, will feature 16 five-a-side teams representing the original Euro ‘96 line-up and will follow the format of the UEFA European Championships

Brian O’Sullivan, Marketing Manager at the Doncaster-based construction services company, said: “Let’s go back to 1996 and relive the moments of Gazza vs Scotland, David Seaman’s lovely multi-coloured top and Uri Geller putting off McAllister for his penalty.

“It is a chance for the teams to rewrite history, relive some of the magic of the tournament and have some fun – all while raising money for this great charity.”

The money raised will help fund the building of a brand new wing at Sheffield Children’s Hospital, which will feature a spacious outpatients department, three new wards and landscaped outdoor areas.

Emma Dove, corporate fundraiser at The Children’s Hospital Charity, said: “This is such a fun idea to raise money, and we hope as many people as possible join in and help make the event a success. Denton & Nickels have provided fantastic support for our charity over the last 12 months, and every penny raised by them will help ensure the new wing will be the best it can be.”

Visit www.goalsfootball.co.uk/tournaments to register for the tournament.