Ex-pros and famous faces to take part in Ashton Gate Stadium charity football match

Ex-pros and famous faces to take part in Ashton Gate Stadium charity football match

Posted on: 14 May 2021

Former sports stars and renowned entertainers have been drafted in for the Children's Hospice South West fundraiser.


Lineups have been revealed for an eagerly-anticipated charity football match to take place at Ashton Gate Stadium this month, with all proceeds going towards Children's Hospice South West in recognition of the charity's 30th anniversary.


Organised by Bristol City Football Club sponsors Nexus and TourLife, the event will see two star-studded teams battle it out in BS3 to raise vital funds for the ongoing support of children affected by life-threatening illnesses.


Tickets for the match, kicking off at 17:00 on Friday 21 May, are on sale now and can be found here.



Combining revered former football and rugby pros with a host of stellar names from the worlds of broadcasting and entertainment, the TourLife v Nexus fixture should throw up some interesting duals across the Ashton Gate pitch.


Ex-Bristol City players set to appear include Scotty Murray, Cole Skuse, Kevin Amankwaah, Rob Edwards, Joe Burnell, Danny Coles, Tony Thorpe, and Louis Carey, with ex-rugby pros Victor Ubogu, Peter Rogers, Craig Charmers and Delon Armitage also confirmed.


Fans may also be familiar with BBC Radio 1Xtra's Jeremiah Asiamiah, Austin Dabho of Atlantic Records, MOBO Award-winning rapper and DJ Guvna B and celebrity chef Dean Edwards.


Patch Warner, host of the popular 3 Peaps in a Podcast, will also be playing alongside friend and co-host, Rich Brown. Speaking on the release of the lineups, Patch said:


“It’s a bit of a dream come true for us, actually playing on the Ashton Gate surface. We hope to raise money for this great cause in their anniversary year.”



First registered as a charity in 1991, Children's Hospice South West is dedicated to making the most of short and precious lives, providing the best possible hospice care for life-limited children and their families. 


It costs around £11 million annually to run CSHW's three hospice locations, and the team rely almost entirely on voluntary contributions.


The charity match will kick off at 17:00 on Friday 21 May, with doors opening at Ashton Gate Stadium at 16:00. Fans will be able to enjoy full access to the bar throughout, with a charity auction also set to take place in aid of Children's Hospice South West. 


In accordance with current COVID-19 guidelines, a range of safety measures will be in place throughout the venue to minimise risk to visitors, players and staff.


Tickets are on sale now, starting at £6.50 per person, and can be found here. For more information on Children's Hospice South West, or to find out how you can support the charity, head to their website.

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