Autism charity scores at charity footy match

Awareness for Autism football match
Awareness for Autism football match

Derby County legends and special guests took on amateurs at a charity match on Monday to raise cash for Ilkeston based charity Awareness for Autism.

The iPro Stadium welcomed 400 people to watch the match, which was sponsored by Ilkeston based company Aquarius Home Improvements.

Two teams took to the pitch, Sensory Technology FC featured Rob Kuzluk, Rory Delap and special guest Soccer AM’s Ash Mann and Russell Hoult, Robin Van der Laan and racing commentator Mike Cattermole turned out for Aquarius Legends FC.

Sensory Technology FC took home the trophy after an impressive 9-1 win.

The charity’s co-founder John Daly, said: “It was a fantastic day and although some players had to pull out at the last minute and it was a rainy day this did not dampen the spirits of those playing or our supporters.

“I think everybody will agree that it was a great feeling to have the opportunity to play on the pitch at the iPro stadium with some of the DCFC Legends we have all admired.

“We are hoping that not only did everybody have a great day but they we will have also raised awareness of Autism and also raised money to enable us to grow and continue to provide support to families living with Autism and help provide vital sensory equipment. I would like to say a massive thank you to everybody who got on board and helped with this event.”