A football club is hosting a charity game during a family fun day in honour of a former player who died.

Sherborne Town Football Club and Sherborne Town Youth Football Club are coming together for a family-fun day at their stadium at Raleigh Grove on Sunday, May 12.

The charity event is in memory of the club’s former player, Danny Wilson, who sadly passed away five years ago from cancer aged 37. Funds raised on the day will be donated to Cancer Research UK, as well as the club. 

The one-off charity match will see a host of former players make up the ‘Danny Wilson All Stars’ who will go up against the 'STYFC SKUNKS' a team made up of the youth club’s managers, parents and coaches.

Organisers are expecting a chorus of boos and cheers in true pantomime fashion throughout the contest from the fans in attendance on the day.

On top of the match, there will be a host of football activities to take part in as well as a licensed bar, a BBQ, music, a bouncy castle, prize raffle, cake stand and more.

The event is set to start at 2pm, with the football match kicking off at 4pm. It is planned to run through to 8pm.

Chairman of Sherborne Town Youth Football Club, John Taylor, said: “This is a great cause as Sherborne Town and Sherborne Town Youth football clubs are closely integrated and the chance to support this charity event is a project close to my heart.

Worried about the condition of his team, Mr Taylor joked: “I’ll also stock up on a gallon of deep heat and some surgical trusses.”

Deputy Chair of Sherborne Town Youth Club and events organiser Lee Davies said: “This will be a great day with something for everyone, we look forward to welcoming all.”

The club hosted a similar event in 2019, with the game's winners being awarded a trophy named after Daniel. 

The clubs are also currently looking for any sponsorship or donors for the event, and anyone wishing to contribute or looking for more information is asked to email Lee Davies at leed1000@live.co.uk