Put a big ring around Thursday 6th July if you want to witness a feast of ‘fun-day’ football as two sessions of soccer are staged at Hyde United’s Ewen Fields.
In the afternoon, the ground will swell to see guest teams battle it out for The BILL FOULKES over 60’s, 6v6 Memorial Trophy.
Then to cap off the day, a further friendly charity match has been arranged between Man City Former Players XI and the Japanese touring team, Seizan Kickers who are celebrating their 50th anniversary with a tour of the UK.
The kick off for this match has been set at: 7.00pm.
Players involved will include Peter Barnes (Capt), Colin Hendry, Les Chapman, Tony Barrass, Jeff Whitley & many more; who will compete in a fun-filled electrifying football match all in aid of Arthritis UK.
Admission to both events is by donation with all proceeds in aid of Arthritis Research UK
It may be the more traditional sports that spring to mind when thinking of Japan, and certainly sumo, karate and kendo have many participants and followers, but as with many aspects of Japanese culture, the modern game of football has many thousands of enthusiastic fans sitting alongside the more traditional sports.
Many football fans of a certain age may well recall England’s Gary Lineker winding down his career with Nagoya Grampus Eight in the early 1990’s and between 1988 and 1991, the Manchester United legend Bill Foulkes managed the Japanese side FC Mazda before he returned to England in 1992
So, make a date to get down to Hyde United FC on Thursday 6th July 2017 and be part of this feast of football.