Manchester business leaders line-up for MCFC v MUFC charity football match

United Vs City - Factory Youth Zone Charity Football 2017

Uploaded by Will Lewis on 2017-10-16.

Leading figures from Manchester’s business and property worlds will be taking to the pitch at 5.30pm on Friday 17 November for the Factory Youth Zone Reds v Blues charity football match at Altrincham Football Club.

DWF, Russells Construction, Carfinance 247, MoneyPlus Group and OBI Property are the main supporters of the game which will see some of the best know names in Manchester business and property don the blue of Manchester City and the red of Manchester United.

The Blues, who triumphed 6-1 over the Reds last year, welcome back manager and Manchester City legend Dennis Tueart while the Reds bring in former Everton and Manchester United player Phil Neville.  Dennis, as last year, is being assisted by Gary Tipper, managing partner, Palatine Private Equity with Chris Davis, chief executive, Moneyplus Group returning for the reds.

While both sides are keeping their team sheets close to their chests, confirmed players include:

  • Reg and Louis Rix, founders, Carfinance 24/7
  • Steve Oliver, co-founder and group CEO, Music Magpie
  • Rob Cotton
  • Nathan Cornish, group board director, Urban Splash
  • Andrew Cowell, transaction and asset management, OBI Property

Last year’s game raised £11,000 for the Factory Youth Zone, the charity which provides support for disadvantaged young people from Manchester.

Working with children and young people aged 8-19 (up to 25 with additional needs), The Factory Youth Zone offers a wide range of activities including sports, arts, youth work sessions and specialist workshops with the aim of improving the lives of local young people in one of the most deprived areas of the UK.

With over 1,000 young people attending each week, its iconic building provides a base for exciting and stimulating learning which introduces new experiences, develops self-confidence, builds healthy relationships, raises aspirations and prepares young people for work and independence.

Richard Marsh, chief executive, Factory Youth Zone said: “It’s terrific to see the guys putting on their boots and giving their time to help raise funds.  It costs £1.2 million per year to keep our doors open so support like this is vital to the much needed work we do.”

Will Lewis, co-founder, OBI Property said:  “Factory Youth Zone is a fantastic organisation and I am proud OBI is able to support them.  I’d like to thank DWF, Carfinance 247, MoneyPlus Group and Russells Construction for their support this year and all the volunteer players.”

Tickets are £5 for adults and under 18s are free. The game will be followed by food and drinks, man of the match presentation and auction. Tickets available here or simply buy a ticket at the ground before KO– Altrincham Football Club, J Davison Stadium, Moss Ln, Hale, Altrincham WA15 8AP

This news was published by Place North West.