Reds and Blues set for charity clash at Hillsborough Arena

Reds v Blues charity match.
Reds v Blues charity match.
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Former players and a host of celebrities are signed up to this year’s Reds v Blues charity match at Hillsborough Arena.

The annual fundraiser is poised for its tenth staging later this month.

Sheffield Wednesday cult hero Terry Curran will be in charge of the Blues whilst ex-Blades defender David Holdsworth will take charge of the Reds.

The annual charity match takes place on Saturday, June 23 with events on the day running from 11am until 6pm.

Darren Clapham, who organises the annual event with his wife Lucy, said: “This will be the tenth year of the event and it’s just got bigger and bigger over the years.

“There’s plenty of stuff to do on the day.

“There’ll be three matches, concluding with the main Reds v Blues game.

“There will also be a bar on-site and lots going on.

“There’s friendly banter between the teams.

“We started off with just fans playing against each other but it’s grown a lot.

“I have to say thank you to the pros and celebs who agree to turn up and it’s all for a good cause.”

Entrance is £2 on the day.

Funds raised will be split between The Royal British Legion and the Hillsborough Army Cadets.

The two teams have been hard to separate over the years.

Darren added: “At the moment it’s 5-4 to the Blues so it’s tight.”

Players confirmed for the Blues include ex-Owls Matt Hamshaw (Now Rotherham coach), Cecil Nyoni and Lee Peacock.

The Reds’ side will include boxer Liam Cameron and Sheffield United Ladies’ coach Carla Ward.