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VIDEO: Time to dust off the boots for charity

VIDEO: Time to dust off the boots for charity

Sunday 26 March 2017

VIDEO: Time to dust off the boots for charity


TackleAfrica Jersey Football Marathon is back for a sixth year and they are looking for teams to take part.

Organisers of the marathon are expecting this year to be bigger and better than before.

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Local organiser, John Gamble, said: “The Football Marathon is always a very special day, but last years’ was phenomenal, so we’re very excited about this year.  We’ve had people badgering us to set the date for 2017 so we’re delighted to announce we’re back for 2017.”  

“The Football Marathon is a challenging event, but it’s a great day out and you get a fantastic buzz from playing.  It always wonderful to see returning players from previous years and to meet all the new teams taking part. We’re thrilled to have the support of Les Quennevais Sports Centre once again, and we’re aiming break more records this year.”

Last year, 16 teams and over 120 Islanders took part in the tournament and raised of £25,000 taking the grand total since 2012 for the football marathon to over £60,000.

VIDEO: Rory Steel's video showing the highlights of the TackleAfrica Jersey football marathon 2016.

The money raised from this years’ marathon will help TackleAfrica deliver life-saving HIV education through football coaching to young people across Africa.

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This year the Jersey Football Marathon will be held on 1July at Les Quennevais Sports Centre. The marathon will kick off at 08:00 and is expected to run until 20:00.

Teams wanting to participate should register for the event by 17:00 Tuesday 30 May.

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