Leamington FC to host legends game

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England assistant coach Marianne Spacey and renowned goalkeepers Pauline Cope-Boanas and Rachel Brown-Finnis will be among the star names on show for a charity match at the Phillips 66 Community Stadium on Sunday June 12 .

The FA Women’s Premier League Charity Trophy will see a host of legends of the game pull on their boots to face FA Women’s Premier League (FAWPL) Championship play-off winners Brighton & Hove Albion to raise funds for Breast Cancer Care.

“While there is an obvious serious side to the event, I’m sure the characters involved will make it a hugely enjoyable day for all involved,” said FAWPL chairman Carol West.

“This charity match will see our national champions play against proven stars of the past which is not only a great privilege for them but for the rest of us that will be at the match too.

“We are extremely proud to be able to bring some of the players who have represented England over the years back together for this event,” she added.

“They are responsible for moving the women’s game on so much in this country to the position that we have today.”

Among other familiar names turning out at Harbury Lane will be defender Rachel Unitt, winner of more than 100 caps for England and Clare Taylor MBE, the first woman to have played for a World Cup team in both cricket and football.

The match kicks off at 2pm and admission is £3 for adults and £1 for under-16s and senior citizens.

The game0 is part of the FAWPL’s Quiddie - Sound as a Pound charity initiative, now in its second year.