Teams are required for fundraising tournament

National disability charity Motability is calling for Amber Valley teams to enter its annual 5-a-side Football Charity Challenge in Derby, which will raise funds to support disabled people with their mobility.

The event takes place on Saturday, June 7, at the Powerleague Soccerdome, Pride Park, Derby. Teams of eight people are needed to take part, and they will have the chance to win a number of prizes and play at least one match with an ex-professional player.

Each year Motability fundraises for customers who need a charitable grant.

Teams are required to pay an entry fee of £500, which covers entry and includes breakfast on arrival and a post tournament buffet. The tournament consists of both a cup and plate competition with prizes for the winners of each and FA-qualified referees will be officiating at all the matches.

“Whether you want to come along as an established team, or have never played together before, it would be great to see as many people taking part as possible,” said Aine Canavan, Motability corporate accounts executive.

“Having raised £18,000 in 2013, we are excited to be returning to Derby this year to raise even more money. It’s an action-packed afternoon, with great prizes on offer, as well as the opportunity to play with some familiar ex-professional players.”

To book a place or for further details about entering a team in the tournament, please contact Aine Canavan on 01279 632258 or email