University’s footballers head to Pride Park in aid of charity

University of Derby Men's Football Society head to Pride Park in aid of charity St Chad's Supported Housing

A photo of Pride Park. Credit: Sam Potter.
The men's football squad head to Pride Park in aid of Mental Health charity, St Chads. Credit: Sam Potter.

The University of Derby Men’s Football Society have booked themselves a spot at Pride Park stadium as they host a charity game in aid of a mental health charity.

The society’s social secretaries Ben Taylor and Callum Teal will each manage a side for the event on Friday, May 26.

All proceeds of the day will be donated to St Chads Supported Housing, a Derby charity that focusses on mental health wellbeing and provides support and accommodation for those in need.

There will also be a raffle and the society has set up a JustGiving page for donations.

Ben said: “It’s going to be a good day out and a great experience for some of our lads, especially those who are done with university this year.

“We will also have a kick-up competition on the side and whoever can complete the most within three attempts will win a prize.”

The two teams were selected in an NBA-style draft with both social secretary’s picking a player at a time on a live stream on the club’s Instagram feed.

The game will kick off at 9.45am at Park Park and will be separated into four, 30-minute quarters with both secretary’s having a pool of 22 players.

During the day, journalism and photography students will be covering the event to gain vital work experience.

Taylor said: “People can buy tickets through our partners for the event, Groubook, who have been nothing but amazing with us. It is only £5 per ticket and all donations will go to our chosen charity of St Chads.”

Donations for St Chads can be made via the society’s JustGiving page, with tickets for the event available via Groubook.