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The Charity Cup is back - 14th April at Hillsborough

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The popular Charity Cup is back this year, giving supporters the chance to be a player for a day and raise money for two great local charities.


Participants will get the full experience of playing for the Owls at Hillsborough, and in doing so, support St Luke’s Hospice and the Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme.


Kicking off on Saturday 14 April, two Wednesday teams – both home and away sides - will battle it out to win the prestigious competition.


To get involved in this unique opportunity and play alongside some special sporting guest stars, all you have to do is raise a minimum of £500.


In return, you get full use of the Owls’ player facilities and changing rooms, receive a full Wednesday kit, with a meal after the game for yourself and a guest in the 1867 Lounge.


Players will also receive a souvenir team photograph and medal.


St Luke’s Corporate Fundraising Manager Jack Kidder said: “This really would make the perfect gift for any Owls fan.


“It’s a truly unique opportunity to step out onto the famous Wednesday pitch and be part of a memorable sporting occasion.”


John Pearson, Events Manager at the Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme, added: “This event is growing year on year and we’re delighted to bring it back in 2018.


“Getting the chance to play at Hillsborough, whilst benefitting two great local charities, makes for a very special day and an occasion people will never forget.”


To find out more, receive a registration form and secure a shirt number, players can email football@hospicesheffield.co.uk.


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I played in the very first one in 2001 I think when the charity was for diabetes , then you had to pay so much , the biggest donations got to be involved.

Managers were Varadi and Sterland , it was a fantastic experience , I was on the pitch about an hour I think and was absolutely knackered , even though I thought at the time I was pretty fit , soon found out I wasn't , the pitch seemed huge compared to the pitches I'd played on in amateur football.

I'd recommend this experience to anyone thinking about playing and obviously all the money goes to a great charity.

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12 hours ago, trevdi9 said:

make it a tenner and i'll send me lad lol seriously though bit steep for such as me but think it's a great idea ,if I remember correctly they used to do one in the 70's but to play you had to win a raffle 

That's how Ashurst picked his team wasn't it Trev? 

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I played in it last season and I'd recommend it to anyone. Absolutely brilliant experience. Managed to bag two as well. :biggrin:


Have unfortunately got to have ACL reconstruction in 2 weeks time otherwise I'd be trying to get in for this year too.

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10 minutes ago, Dylan93 said:

Crackers. Got blokes out there having to raise hundreds of pounds to play at Hillsborough, yet we have muppets who get thousands a week who can’t be arsed! 


Some people will whinge about anything


Would love to but it's a bit steep for me. Great cause though

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