Celebrities in charity match at Keepmoat

Doncaster teacher are taking part in a charity football match at the Keepmoat Stadium. (Back l-r) Matt Buckley, Ian Simpson, Paul Oldfield, Scott Holmes, Jonathan Crosby, Richard Henfield, Tim Filby, Tim Wilson, Nathan Atkinson, Phil Maher and Alex Thomas. (Front l-r) Mark Morris, Gary Brown, Mike Gill, Ian Wheatheby and Steve Ownes. Picture: Andrew Roe
Doncaster teacher are taking part in a charity football match at the Keepmoat Stadium. (Back l-r) Matt Buckley, Ian Simpson, Paul Oldfield, Scott Holmes, Jonathan Crosby, Richard Henfield, Tim Filby, Tim Wilson, Nathan Atkinson, Phil Maher and Alex Thomas. (Front l-r) Mark Morris, Gary Brown, Mike Gill, Ian Wheatheby and Steve Ownes. Picture: Andrew Roe
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SOAP stars and former professional footballers are expected to teach Doncaster schoolteachers a lesson on the soccer pitch tomorrow.

The celebrity and veterans team will be firm favourites in a charity match against the cream of the borough’s primary school football talent.

The fixture at the Keepmoat Stadium will feature celebrities such as Kenzie from Celebrity Big Brother, Luke Titensor from Emmerdale, Jay Khan from Hollyoaks and Marcquelle Ward from Britannia High.

Making up the rest of the celebrity squad will be ex-Rovers players such as Leo Fortune-West, Dave Morley, Tim Ryan, Simon Marples and John Doolan.

The Celebrity Allstars v Doncaster Teachers match has been set up by Kingfisher Primary School in partnership with other Doncaster schools and Doncaster Rovers in support of the NSPCC.

It kicks off at the Keepmoat Stadium tomorrow at 6.30pm.

Kingfisher headteacher Nathan Atkinson said: “The Rovers wrote to all Doncaster schools and asked them to raise funds to support the NSPCC.

“I wanted to think of a creative idea that could impact across the whole community. Schools have tried and tested ways of raising money for charity which include non-uniform days, raffles and even bun sales.

“But on this occasion I wanted to do something a little bit different. After some thought the concept of the charity football match was developed.”

The match is expected to raise more than £10,000 for the NSPCC and 4,000 tickets have already been sold. Tickets cost £1 for children and £4 for adults.

Some of the children have written persuasive letters to local businesses for sponsorship, posters have been produced in art lessons, an after-school cheerleading club has been set up to train recruits to perform and activities based on money have been covered in maths lessons.