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Excitement Builds For 24-Hour Charity Match

18 June 2021

A photograph of Craig Rutherford Ian Allington
Craig Rutherford

Excitement Builds For 24-Hour Charity Match

18 June 2021

A monumental charity effort will take place this weekend as two sets of teams from the town go head-to-head in a football match that is set to last a full 24 hours!

What started out as an idea in the head of the Club’s Community Trust Manager Craig Rutherford, will become a reality on Saturday evening at Furness Cavaliers.

Kick-off is at 6pm with a team representing Barrow Community & Trust will take on their counterparts in the colours of Barrow & District Junior Football League (BDJFL).

The event is raising money for both the BDJFL and for the improvement of disabled facilities at The Progression Solicitors Stadium and Rutherford says all involved can’t wait for the first whistle now.

“It’s just starting to sink in what we’re about to put ourselves through,” laughed Rutherford.

“There is a good mix of nerves and excitement building but I think everyone is hoping that the bodies can get us through and we’re trying not to think about how we’ll feel on Monday morning!

“This has always been something I have wanted to do so it gives me a great deal of pride to know that all these people, local companies and organisations are coming together this weekend.

“I have not really had the opportunity to give back to grassroots football in the past but this is the perfect time and it’s even better that it will benefit the Bluebirds Trust in their mission to improve disabled facilities at the stadium too.”

Click here now for more information on the game and to find out more about each and every players taking part.

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