WBA Starting 11 Named For Stourbridge Charity Match

West Bromwich Albion have revealed the names of the first 11 'legends' taking part in a charity match against Stourbridge FC, to raise funds for Mary Stevens Hospice.

Darren "Big Dave" Moore has been putting together an all-star side of former-pros to compete against a team of Stourbridge Legends on Sunday 2nd April at the War Memorial Ground, to raise money for the charity in memory of local woman, Jane Webb.

The ten players confirmed as joining the West Brom side include:

  • former-Scotland international and WBA captain, Nigel Quashie
  • iconic-goalscorer and hero of "The Great Escape", Geoff Horsfield
  • former-Wales international, Andy Johnson
  • early-90's promotion-hero, Ian Hamilton
  • ex-Celtic goalkeeper and father to current Glassboys number 1, Matt, Jonathan Gould
  • former-Coventry & Blues frontman, Dele Adebola
  • Danish shot-stopper, Brian Jensen
  • Albion-hardman who made more than 300 appearances for the club, Daryl Burgess
  • Canadian international, and husband of Karen Brady, Paul Peschisolido 
  • and, finally, West Bromwich Albion icon, "Super" Bob Taylor.

Following the well-attended 2016 face-off, there will be a huge family fun day before the game and this year the match will be followed by a party in the Stourbridge FC club house alongside another fantastic sporting memorabilia auction. Amanda Bowen, Deputy Head of Fundraising & Lottery, Mary Stevens Hospice said:

“ What a way to start the team! We have it on good authority that this is just the beginning, so we can promise more huge names in the coming weeks. It's shaping up to be something truly special!"

Matt Webb, event organiser and Stourbridge Legends captain, added:

“To be talking realistically about some of the names that are involved in the day now is just remarkable. When we first decided to do this last year, never in a million years did we think we'd end up with it becoming an annual event with international footballers travelling in to play and help us raise money in Mom's memory.

"It's going to be an incredible day, and I can promise the crowd that the Stourbridge boys will give these legends the game of their careers. We all know how much The Glassboys love a big occasion!"

The debut event in April 2016 raised almost £15,000 and finished in a 1-1 draw, with Bob Taylor and Damian Whitcombe exchanging long-range goals to the delight of the 2,000+ crowd. For full information, please visit the charities website.


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