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10 January 2018

A HOST of well-known celebrities will be heading to the Pirelli Stadium to play a star-studded charity football match in aid of Burton Albion Community Trust.

Soap stars, TV favourites and pop artists are among the celebrities who will play a special challenge match at the home of Burton Albion on Sunday, April 29 – kick off 3pm.

The proceeds of the game will go to help support the adult and junior disability programmes delivered by Burton Albion’s charity arm.

Among the celebrities expected to take part in the game are:

Stephen Graham (Gangs of New York/Pirates of the Caribbean); Shayne Ward (Coronation Street); Alex Beattie (Love Island) Calum Best (TV); Chris Hughes (Love Island); Jake Wood (soap star); Dan Osborne (Towie); Liam Gatsby (Towie); Dean Gaffney (soap star); Jamie Borthwick (soap star); Danny Boy Hatchard (soap star); Franky Fryer (Soccer Am); Tubes (Soccer Am); Simon Webbe (pop group Blue); Jimmy Constable (pop group 911); Jamie O'Hara (Celebrity Big Brother); MC Harvey (TV/So Solid) and Matt Lapinskas (actor - Anthony Moon/Dancing On Ice).

The two teams will have celebrity managers/captains. It will be a Calum Best XI versus a Jake Wood XI and they will be joined by some Burton Albion legends and well-known football stars.

More celebrities will be added to the list over the next few weeks.

It promises to be a great afternoon out for all the family with a chance to see some of your favourite celebrities enjoying themselves whilst also supporting the work of BACT.

BACT’S Head of Community Matt Hancock said: “It’s going to be a fantastic day out and I want to thank in advance everyone who has agreed to take part. Not only will it be great to see so many household names coming to Burton Albion it will be a big boost to BACT and all the work we do in the community.”

Kevin Cooper, from Sellebrity Soccer, said: “We are looking forward to bringing this exciting Celebrity Football Match to Burton Albion FC for the first time. This will be a family fun day with 34 celebrities/legends taking part. You can be sure of lots of goals and fun and at the same time the most important thing is raising money for Burton Albion Community Trust. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, April 29.”

Admission prices will be:


£10 adults

£5 under 17s


£15 adults

£8 under 17s

Tickets will be on sale from 10am on Tuesday, January 16. Call 01283 565938, visit the club shop during normal opening hours or go to to buy online

Hospitality packages will be available. Call Kate Griffiths 01283 565938 or email for further details.

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