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DURFC to play charity match against Northumbria

The event will raise money for Sport in Action

DUWRFC and DURFC are preparing for their annual charity match to raise money for Sport in Action. This year, they will be taking on their local rivals from Northumbria University.

The match, taking place on Wednesday 16th October at Durham City Rugby Club, will be played in support of the charity Sport in Action. Sport in Action works with young people in Zambia, to promote their motivation and self-development skills through the provision of sport and recreational activities.

Kick off for the women’s game is scheduled for 4pm, and the men’s kick off will be at 6:30pm. Advance tickets will cost £2 each, and those bought on the door will be £3. Groups of 20 people or more can get in for £1.50 each.

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Last year’s annual match, played against Exeter University, saw a 3800 strong audience, and raised in excess of £5,000 for Sport in Action. Around 5000 people are expected to attend this year’s event.

On Team Durham’s contribution to the charity last year, Sport in Action’s Executive Director, Frankson Mushindu has said: “Team Durham’s commitment to addressing the challenges of young people in Zambia, such as lack of facilities which results in young people involving themselves in illicit activities, is clear for all to see. We fully acknowledge and can attest to the positive development of the various support programmes that you offer to the young people in Zambia”.

Previous donations from Team Durham have funded a variety of resources, including essential medical supplies, classroom resources, sanitation within a school, and basketball courts. Team Durham have also independently funded places in school for seven children.

The event’s afterparty will be hosted by Babylon, for which tickets are now sold out.

You can follow updates on the match on the Facebook event link here.

All photos courtesy of DURFC.