Sheffield footy fans’ charity trek hits the back of the net

In the dug out at Bramall Lane. 'Stephen De Couto and his two Welsh mates Matt Bailey and Emma Bird
In the dug out at Bramall Lane. 'Stephen De Couto and his two Welsh mates Matt Bailey and Emma Bird
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Sheffield bloke Stephen De Couto and his two Welsh mates Matt Bailey and Emma Bird set themselves the unlikely goal of visiting all 92 football clubs in England and Wales in just 92 hours.

Stephen, aged 40, from Pitsmoor, said: “We smashed our target, doing it in 89 hours and 15 minutes, raising £5,000 for the Downs Syndrome Association.

“We have now set up The Taylor Mae Foundation, after Matt and his wife Teri’s daughter Taylor Mae was diagnosed with Downs Syndrome, which helps Families with Downs Syndrome across the UK by offering them support and care that they struggle to receive.

“We have also been asked to carry the Paralympic Torch in Harrow, from 5am on August 29.”

Stephen, who works for Kier, met Matt 14 years ago whilst on holiday and they have been best mates since.