American footballers host charity match in support of teammate

Battling it out in a current players vs alumni match, the Worcester Royals (the Royals) of the University of Worcester raised over £260 in support of their teammate James, who was supported by CLIC Sargent.

American footballers host charity match in support of teammate

The match was a chance for the current Worcester University American Football squad to take on their former teammates all in the name of charity, helping to raise vital funds for CLIC Sargent.

It will be viewed as a memorable moment for the club, the players involved and the sport of American football in Worcester.

The game was organised in support of club secretary James Brennan, who was supported by CLIC Sargent when he was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma while in his second year of university in 2014.

Having now made a strong recovery, James has just completed his third season with The Royals. 

After a tough, physical game the Royals claimed victory over their predecessors - who formed the team Alumni, 18-0.

Thank you

Worcester Royals Alumni and current defensive co-ordinator for the Royals, Josh Chambers, was very pleased with the game’s success.

He said: "The support we received for the game was overwhelming. Without the support of the local community and our friends and family the event would not have been such a success.

“A massive thank you has to go out to all those who helped and supported us to make the game happen.

“I hope this will become a yearly event and a permenant fixture on the Royals calendar.”

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Lydia Buckmaster said: “It’s wonderful to see how the team have come together to raise money and give something back to CLIC Sargent, following the support team mate James received during his treatment.”

Find out more

To find out how you could help support CLIC Sargent, please contact CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Lydia Buckmaster on 01509 673 881 or email: lydia.buckmaster@clicsargent.org.uk

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