One Direction: Louis Tomlinson planning home town charity football match in Doncaster

One Direction star: Louis Tomlinson. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire
One Direction star: Louis Tomlinson. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire
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ONE Direction star Louis Tomlinson is lining up a 15,000 capacity hometown show in South Yorkshire – on the football field!

The singer, born and bred in Doncaster, is finalising plans for a charity football match against a Doncaster Rovers side at the club’s Keepmoat Stadium. The club will be playing against the Three Horseshoes Sunday league team, which Louis bought earlier this year.

The game is expected to attract thousands of young One Direction fans from all over the country.

Louis said on Twitter: “Big news coming soon but all I can say is I’ll be playing football for Three Horseshoes against a Doncaster Rovers team, and it’s for charity.

“Will tell everyone the date and where to get tickets soon.”

Louis’ mum Johannah confirmed her son was having talks with Rovers about the plan and would be in Doncaster next week to sort out the details.

She said: “It is going to be in October, but Louis doesn’t want the date released yet. He wants to fill the stadium, because it is going to be for charity. They were originally trying to get a game against the reserve team, but now it looks like it may be against the main team.

“He may bring some of the other members of the group. He and Liam both love football and so does Niall.

“But I don’t think he wants to upset the people who usually play, by packing it full of celebrities.

“If the other group members don’t play, they may well be there to support him.”

Johanna said her son is a keen footballer who captained his junior team when he was a boy and played for Tickhill juniors.

“He used to play every Sunday and do training three times a week. He is really excited because this is a massive project for him and he still loves his football.

“He has never played football in a big stadium before and the fact it is in his home town, with some of his oldest friends from home, for charity, makes this as big as anything. He is quite sentimental about things like that. I think the stadium may be full of One Direction fans and I think it is likely it will never have seen so many females!”