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Charity Match Draws Closer

21 May 2013

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A team of Chesterfield and Mansfield Town legends will face a collection of TV stars on Sunday, June 2.

The match is taking place at Glapwell FC's Hall Corner ground with proceeds from the event being equally split between Once Upon a Smile, the King's Mill Hospital Scanner Appeal (Cancer & Lymphoma Unit) and the CFC Community Trust. 

The Mansfield Town and Chesterfield legends and guests team will feature a number of well-known figures from the footballing community. Players already confirmed: Jamie Ward, Shane Nicholson, Gareth Davies, Bob Newton, Dave Caldwell, Alex Baptiste, Tom Naylor, John Dungworth, Nathan Arnold, and former Everton midfielder Ian Snodin. 

Paul Cox, the current Mansfield Town manager has confirmed his place on the side and with Chesterfield boss, Paul Cook, likely to appear, the rival managers will line up as part of the same team to take on the celebrity side.

The Once Upon a Smile Celebrity FC will be captained by former Emmerdale star, Danny Miller and will feature Dancing on Ice contestant, Matt Lapinskas amongst others. For a full list of the celebrity squad, please visit

Fans also have the fantastic opportunity to play for or manage the legends side. You can bid to play for the legends here and you can bid to manage the legends here.

There are also mascot places available - youngsters can spend the day as a football mascots, enjoying a day of activities before walking out onto the pitch with the footballers before the game. For more details regarding the mascot places please visit:

Admission is £5 for adults, £4 for children/senior citizens. Family tickets costing £12 admit two adults and two children. Tickets are available at the Chesterfield Club Superstore and on the day at Glapwell FC, Hall Corner. 

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