#WNL4GRENFELL Charity Trophy 2018 (at Boreham Wood FC)

It’s back! Another Women’s Charity Trophy is set to play host to some of England’s former stars this summer and raise vital funds for a very worthy cause and we’re excited because we’re going to see a host of our all-time faves in action again! You will also get to see and cheer on some of the FA WNL’s budding stars and stalwarts in action too.

The FA Women’s National League is delighted to support The Grenfell Foundation and the Harrow Club in this season’s Charity Trophy on Sunday 12th August, which will now be played at BOREHAM WOOD FC. #WNL4GRENFELL

Casey Stoney is THIS excited about playing in the #WNL4GRENFELL Charity Trophy match!
The event will see an FA WNL Select Team take on a host of Ex-England AllStars managed by former Arsenal Ladies legend Vic Akers OBE. Already confirmed to feature in the team are :

Angela Banks, Leanne Champ, Katie Chapman, Jody Handley, Michelle Hickmott, Ellen Maggs, Amanda Maslin-Barr, Kirsty Pealling, Kim Jerray-Silver, Kelly Smith, Marieanne Spacey, Casey Stoney, Rachel Stowell (nee McArthur), Clare Taylor, Rachel Unitt, Toni Anne Wayne, Emily Westwood, Faye White and Rachel Yankey.

Amongst the WNL select side are: Helen Ward (Ex-England U23 & Wales’ record goalscorer), Alex Culvin (Ex England U23), Katie Foster (Red Watch, Willesden Fire Station – attended Grenfell Fire), Kathryn Riley (London Ambulance Service), Eartha Pond (FA WNL Grenfell liaison).

Any chance to see Kelly Smith with her boots on, is not to be missed! (PA Images)
Catch Rachel Yankey in action again! (PA Images)

FA WNL Chairman Carol West said:

“The Grenfell Tower tragedy continues to affect those that lost friends, family and loved ones as well as those still living in its shadow in the local community. We are honoured and humbled to be able to have the opportunity to support such deserving charities and hope we get a big crowd to raise as much money as possible.”

Former Arsenal and England star Kelly Smith added:
“The Grenfell tragedy was horrific and touched so many people, so when I was asked to get involved in this game, I jumped at the chance. It will be great to catch up with former team-mates and friends, and hopefully we can raise a lot of money for this great cause.”

The Grenfell Foundation is a charitable organisation set up this year at the request Catof bereaved and survivors from the Grenfell Tower fire. It will provide support and assistance to the generations affected by the Grenfell Tower tragedy for years to come, with an emphasis on community, well-being and education. Thanks to donations, the Foundation will soon be opening up a grant system to support community-led projects that work in these areas.

Kick off is 2pm, and gates open at 12.30pm. Tickets are £5 for Adults, £3 Concessions (OAP’s & U6s) and U3 go free. Ticket information HERE.

To keep up to date with news about the game follow us on social media: @FAWNL on Twitter or  FAWNLOfficial on Facebook.

4 Comments

    • Hi Sarah, the link was removed quite quickly, we understand, as the organisers were in fact seeking a new venue. The cost of playing at Barnet, we believe was considered far too expensive, for what is a match to raise money for a good cause. Thanks for pointing it out though and we can reveal the new venue is BOREHAMWOOD FC!

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