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LONDON BRANCH: The Cumbria Flood Appeal Trophy

29 March 2016

EnglandFans FC v Carlisle United Supporters' Club London Branch FC

EnglandFans FC and Carlisle United Supporters' Club London Branch FC (CUSCLB FC) are very proud to announce a fundraising fans football match in aid of the Cumbria Flood Appeal.

The game will take place at Park View Road, home of Vanarama National League team Welling United Football Club, on Tuesday 29 March 2016, kick-off 1pm.

The game featuring the England fans team, EnglandFans FC, and CUSCLB FC is the perfect appetiser ahead of the England versus Holland international friendly taking place at Wembley Stadium on Tuesday evening and features a number of special guests.

John Gorman, former England assistant manager to Glenn Hoddle will be on hand to present the Cumbria Flood Appeal Trophy to the winning captain. Jimmy Glass, the goalkeeper forever remembered for scoring the last minute winner for Carlisle United in 1999, thus preserving the Cumbrians’ Football League status will be playing for CUSCLB FC, while former Gillingham, Fulham and Reading midfielder Neil Smith will be turning out for the England fans team alongside Mark Hammond who 'starred' for Harchester United in Sky TV's Dream Team series.

An afternoon of great footballing fun is in store and fans of all clubs' are welcome. Admission: Adults £4, Concessions £2, Children £1.

EnglandFans FC Manager Garford Beck said: “We, at EnglandFans FC, are delighted to be involved in such a worthy cause. The flooding we witnessed in Cumbria before Christmas was horrific and, as football fans, we were particularly saddened by the plight of Carlisle United FC.

"Ourselves and the good people of the Carlisle United Supporters' Club London Branch FC have joined forces in an effort, not just to help Carlisle United FC, but all those affected by the floods. Our two fans groups just wanted to do our little bit to show that we care.”

CUSCLB FC Captain Chris Tembey added: "It is with great pride that CUSCLB FC find themselves heading to Park View Road to lock horns with EnglandFans FC. Our first ever meeting promises to be one to remember, offering a terrific afternoon of football and fun for a cause that could not be more worthy.

"We were all moved greatly by the scenes back home following the effects of Storm Desmond. At the time of the floods back in December 2015, Carlisle United themselves were playing at Park View Road meeting Welling United in the FA Cup second round. Since that day Welling United have reached Premier League status in terms of the support and generosity offered.

"They are a credit to football and we are deeply grateful to them. EnglandFans FC have shown a passion to support and a level of commitment that is second to none; they are a credit to themselves and the group they represent. Together we have joined forces and now look forward to sharing a special afternoon, with some very special guests. New friendships will be made and the true meaning of football will be displayed, whilst giving support to the people of Cumbria affected by the flooding."

The Cumbria Flood Appeal Trophy
England Fans FC v Carlisle United Supporters' Club London Branch FC
Tuesday 29 March 2016
Kick-Off 1pm
Welling United Football Club
Park View Road, Welling, Kent, DA16 1SY

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