The Veterans Cup Charity Football Match

The Veterans Cup Charity Football Match is now in its 5th yr. It came about because of the rivalry between Sunderland and Newcastle Supporters serving within the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. It was suggested that a game of football could be played between both sets of rival supporters to settle thier differences. Steve Foster (Sunderland ) and Simon King (Newcastle ) stepped into the breach and started the organisational ball rolling and the Veterans Cup was born.

The game received so much interest from Ex Fusiliers far and wide that it became very apparent that the event could be quite big. It was not originally planned to be a charity event but it was thought that if we issued the players with sponsor forms and held a raffle we might raise a few quid for a charity.

To date we have raised nearly £20,000 for various military related charities! The match is now one of the first things Ex Fusiliers mark on thier callenders and the rivalry is still very much there! The Veterans Cup 2011 will take place at Durham City Football Stadium, Belmont Ind Est, Durham, on Sat 23rd July 2011. KO will be at 1600 with the turnstiles open from 1500.

There will be the usual raffle, buffet and entertainment long into the night. Light refreshments, hot and cold snacks will be available with the bar open throughout. There will be a small admission fee at the turnstiles and buffet tickets on sale on the day. The Stadium is situated 2 mins off the A1 and 3 miles from Durham Railway Station. There is a camp site half a mile away and there are many local hotels.

The closest is the Broomside Premier Inn which is only 200m from the Stadium. Can anyone wishing to play please msg me with your Tel No and email addy so i can send you a sponsor form. Anyone wishing to get involved in anyway should also get in touch.

We are also looking for sponsorship, donations and raffle prizes etc.

For more information contact Steve Foster; Tel: 07830433483 or look for us on facebook where we will be regulary updating the page.