'Captain Marvel' signs up for Sheffield children's charity

DURING his distinguished career Blades boss Bryan Robson has done his bit for both club and country.

Tuesday, 11th September 2007, 11:54 am
Updated Wednesday, 12th September 2007, 9:08 am

Now the man they call Captain Marvel is preparing to play his part to help local kids.

The former England skipper and father-of-three has pledged his support to Help a Hallam Child, which aims to help enhance the lives of children in the region.

The United manager joins a strong team of Sheffield footballing favourites as a patron of the charity.

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Fellow patrons include former Wednesday chairman Sir Dave Richards who is now chairman of the Premier League, and Sheffield foot-ball legend Derek Dooley.

Robson said: “I feel it is important in my role as Sheffield United manager to be an active member of the city’s community and I look forward to my role as patron with this deserving cause.

“Children are the future of the game.”