Many were at Radcliffe Borough FC over the weekend to grab a seat as soap stars and ex-pros played in a charity football game.

Emmerdale’s Danny Miller and Chris Bisson were amongst the television stars that displayed their football skills. They lined up alongside former England defender Michael Gray and former Blackburn forward Matt Jansen. Altogether, they formed an all stars team that played an emergency services team at Taurus Park. It was also a family time out to raise funds for the club’s charitable interests.

“It went really well. We were really pleased to see a few TV Stars and ex-pros were able to take the time out to come down and play. I have to thank them for that because it was really good turnout from their side.

“We had between 200 and 300 people come down and watch, which was a really good crowd for this time of the year, and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. I think once the money is counted up we will have between £600 and £700, and that will go towards the charitable arm of the club,” the club’s former chair, Bernard Manning Jr. said.

Manning added that the fund raised would be used to fund the Friday night sessions that the club runs in collaboration with the police to help young boys stay off the streets. The charity football game is the second the club has organized, and the club hopes they would turn the event into an annual tradition.

“We hadn’t originally set out to make this an annual event, but it has been very popular both times we have done it so there is no reason it can’t carry on. I think that if we were to do it next year, we would hold it in the summer, so we can make the most of the warm weather rather than risking it at this time of year,” Manning added.