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Legends impress

14 May 2013

A Blades legends team was in action at the weekend, raising funds for charities.


Alan Quinn, Chris Wilder, Carl Bradshaw and Jean-Phillipe Javary were amongst the former Blades players in action, taking on a team of managers and assistant managers from Eckington Boys FC.


The game was staged at Sheffield FC's Look Local Stadium and was organised to raise funds for two charities CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) and Cruse Bereavement Care, to remember a young girl who died last year whose father was involved in managing one of the Eckington teams and to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Eckington Boys FC and Eckington Belles JFC.


As well as Quinn, Wilder, Bradshaw and Javary, making up the Blades team were Leigh Walker, Lee Walshaw, Steve Charles, Matt Cherrill, Danny Wood, Jason Tee, and Mark Ward, who helped himself to six goals in a 9-1 victory for the Blades. Also attending the game and offering advice from the dug-out area was ex-Blades Mark Todd and Georges Santos.


"We are delighted that these ex Blades are still available to support local causes," said United's Operations Director, Dave McCarthy, who managed the team from what was a familiar dug out for him. He added: "As a club we are only too pleased to help the worthy causes and show support to Eckington Boys FC. It was an enjoyable afternoon and the game was played in front of a wonderfully appreciative crowd."


People who couldn't attend but would still like to donate can visit www.eckingtonbfc.co.uk and click on the 30th anniversary banner.


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