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CELEBRITIES FLOCK TO THE OPTIMA FOR CHARITY MATCH

An all-star line-up of celebrities will be taking part in a charity football match to support charity Winston’s Wish – in memory of Liam Shepherd – on Sunday 4th July 2021.

Those set to pitch their football skills against each other include I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here winner Jaqueline Jossa and soap legend Jake Wood, as well as reality TV stars Calum Best, Dan Osborne and James Argent with more set to be announced in the coming weeks.

It has also been announced that the world’s most popular freestylers, Billy Wingrove and Jeremy Lynch, otherwise known as F2Freestylers will be showing their skills on the pitch alongside ex-professionals Lee Trundle, Paul Konchesky and Jamie O’Hara at The Optima Stadium, the home of Weston-super-Mare AFC.

The game will kick off at 3pm, with turnstiles opening at 1.30pm.

Full list of confirmed players:

Billy Wingrove – F2Freestylers
Jeremy Lynch – F2Freestylers
Jaqueline Jossa – I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here
Calum Best – TV Star
James Argent – TV Star
Jake Wood – Soap Star
Dean Gaffney – Soap Star
Dan Osborne – TV Star
Sam Gowland – Geordie Shore/Love Island
Dom Lever – Love Island
Jimmy Constable – 911
Nev Wiltshire – BBC call centre
Aaron Sidwell – Soap Star
Matt Pagan – Callabro
Stevie Ritchie – X Factor
Callum McLeod – Love Island
Lee Trundle – Ex professional footballer
Paul Konchesky – Ex professional footballer
Man Like Haks – Comedian
Jamie O Hara – Ex professional footballer
Matt Lapinskas – Soap Star/Dancing on ice

(Subject to work commitments)

This match is raising money for Winston’s Wish – in memory of Liam Shepherd. Liam, who was a member of the Weston-super-Mare AFC Academy, sadly passed away in March this year. Liam was a keen fundraiser for the charity, which supports grieving children and their families.

The Optima Stadium has all measures in place to ensure the safety of the players and supporters for this event.

Sellebrity Soccer’s co-founder Kevin Cooper, said:

Sellebrity Soccer has for 10 years organised celebrity football matches at football league and premier league stadiums including Bradley Lowery’s foundation match at Everton FC having raised to date £1.3 million in the matches across the UK for different charities.

“After a very crazy and tough world over the last 18 months, we are pleased to now bring Sellebrity Soccer to non-league clubs and to support the clubs and their local charities too.

“We are very excited to be coming to Weston-super-Mare AFC to bring some much-needed feel-good factor with a very exciting celebrity match but more importantly help raise funds for Winston’s Wish in memory of Liam Shepherd.

“Let’s make this a special day, so come along and support us”

Weston-super-Mare’s Operations Director, Neil Keeling, said:

We are excited to host this celebrity match, which is new territory for us.

“Hopefully it’s a great success and it’s an event we can look to add to the calendar year on year. We are also proud to be supporting ‘Winston’s Wish’ in honour of Liam Shephard.”

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