We are delighted to confirm that members of the Offside Trust will be visiting the Offside Trust Stadium on Friday evening, as we kick off the Groundhop 2019 weekend.
Steve Walters from the Offside Trust team along with guests will be our special guests on what is expected to be a big night for the club.
Chairman Steve Lloyd was thrilled with the news: “We are delighted to be able to welcome Steve and the team to Barnton, as a club we proud to be able to help the cause, we’ve got a lot to be proud of as a club but supporting this cause is really important to us.”
He added: “We have integrated our youth team fully into the club this season, and we will have the Under 7s there as our mascots for the game, it is vital that everyone involved feels safe and that the kids at all levels can just enjoy their football.”
The Offside Trust is an organisation led by ex-footballer Steve Walters and former professional golfer Chris Unsworth, whose stories of child sexual abuse have inspired hundreds of people to speak out for the first time.
And Lloyd is hoping that Friday’s night’s game will further help raise the profile of the cause: “The work that Steve, Chris and the team have done is remarkable and we are truly humbled to be able to welcome to the Offside Trust stadium as guests.”
On Sunday the 31st of March, Chester FC are hosting a Charity Football Match with the Hollyoaks XI taking on The Offside Trust with kick off at 2:30pm, tickets can be bought here: http://www.chesterfc.com/2019/02/04/breaking-four-more-names-confirmed-for-offside-trust-celebrity-fundraising-match/
We will be having a bucket collection for the Offside Trust so please keep an eye out and please dig deep!
For further information on the work done by the Offside Trust please follow this link to their website: www.offsidetrust.com
Updated 14:14 - 7 Mar 2019 by Niall Owens