Soccer Aid 2012

May 25, 2012 at 4:12 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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This Sunday a charity football match organised by Robbie Williams and Jonathan Wilkes, who are both from Bath-Knight’s home town Stoke-on-Trent, will take place at Old Trafford in Manchester. But this isn’t any ordinary football match, it’s Soccer Aid 2012.

Soccer Aid – a charity football tournament created by Robbie and Jonathan- all started in 2006 when the pair realised that together, and with the help of their celebrity friends, they could help raise a lot of money by playing football.

Each year they draft in a bunch of their celebrity and footballing friends who make up two teams- England and The Rest of the World. Like any other football game Soccer Aid is incredibly competitive, so only the sportiest celebrities make the starting line-up.


This year’s England team, captained by Robbie Williams, includes the likes of John Bishop, Ben Shephard, Olly Murs, Mark Owen and members of JLS plus football ‘legends’ David Seaman and Teddy Sheringham. They will be managed by Sam Allardyce.

2012’s Rest of the World Team includes movie stars Michael Sheen (captain), Mike Myers, James McAvoy and Gerard Butler plus TV chef Gordon Ramsay. They will be joined by footballers Roy Keane and Freddie Ljunberg plus more international players who make up the 11 sided team – click here for full line up of both teams.

Proceeds from Soccer Aid go towards UNICEF who works with children across the world. The leading children’s charity has received a staggering £7.5 million since the event began and I’m sure that figure will rise after this weekend’s match.

Although I wouldn’t usually watch football I think that this charity match is a great opportunity to enjoy the game and see how well our favourite celebrities play.  Watch Soccer Aid 2012 on ITV Sunday 27th May from 6pm.

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