Hemel and Berkhamsted dads team up with football legends to raise over £8.5k

Four charities set to benefit

Monday, 7th June 2021, 12:35 pm
Updated Monday, 7th June 2021, 12:36 pm

A group of dads and football stars rolled back the years to raise cash for charity.

Dadsonthepitch - and their sons in many cases - took part in five matches last month to raise more than £8,500 for charity. But they got help from some well-known faces.

The highlight was a game at Berkhamsted FC featuring Liverpool’s two-time European cup winner Alan Kennedy and Watford FC legends Luther Blissett and Tommy Mooney making appearances.

Tommy Mooney with man of the match Charlie Payne

This game featured youngsters currently plying their trade in the Spartan South Midlands league for Leverstock Green, Berkhamsted Comrades and Sarratt playing alongside many dads in their 40s, 50s and 60s.

Many of the youngsters involved have played youth football at Hemel, Berko and Levy Green as well, including Berko man of the match Charlie Payne who followed his dad Nick, a popular and familiar face around Hemel and Hemel Youth, in playing for the dads' team.

The money raised during the five games went to four causes - High Five for Ollie, Isla‘s fight, Dreamflight and Action for Kids.

Anyone interested in playing next year should contact organiser Andy Hemington at [email protected]

Players from Berkhamsted Comrades, Leverstock Green and Sarratt
Alan Kennedy with a couple of fans at Berkhamsted FC
The victorious dads at West Brom included Lloyd Doyley and Frankie Bircham, nephew of Hemel FC manager Lee Bircham
The Scala team at Berko were managed by Luther Blissett and featured Tommy Mooney in midfield