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.”