Mick Filmer Memorial Charity Football Match
A Maidstone and Mid Kent Sunday Football League representative team will play at Maidstone United’s Gallagher Stadium on Sunday, 18 July 2021 in memory of the late League Committee members Mick Filmer and Ted Towner who passed away earlier this year. They will play a side made up of family and friends to raise much needed funds for Heart of Kent Hospice and Kent and Sussex Air Ambulance.
Venue: Gallagher Stadium, Whatman Way, Maidstone, ME14 1LQ
Date: Sunday, 18 July 2021
Time: Gates Open 1pm, Kick-Off 2pm
Prices: Adults £5 / U18 Free. Tickets are available on the gate
The League's Representative Team is made up by player nominations from member clubs including White Horse Jaguars, Minter, Coxheath, Vinters, Invicta Gold Stars, Invicta Sunday FC, Park Royal, K Sports Express, Larkfield & New Hythe, Sands United FC Kent and Barming Blues.
The event is sponsored by Gullands Solicitors and throughout the afternoon there will also be lots of fun and games for spectators as well as food and refreshments. There will also be an unveiling of two memorial bricks at the stadium to pay tribute to the service that both men gave to local grassroots football. Heart of Kent Hospice will be bringing along one of the sculptures –Elmer Armstrong, part of Elmer’s Big Heart of Kent Parade. There will be the Parade Souvenir Guides, maps and Elmer raffle tickets available to buy.
Organiser Richard Filmer comments: “This is going to be a very fitting tribute to two Sunday League greats who contributed so much to the game at a local level and inspired many players. Whilst the excitement of the Euros is still fresh, we would love to see local families come along to watch what will be a thrilling game and to help raise funds for two charities which were very dear to both Mick and Ted.”
Leroy Bradley, Partner at Gullands Solicitors comments: “We are delighted to be back at the Gallagher Stadium and helping raise money for two great local charities in memory of Mick and Ted. Local football teams are the lifeblood of many communities and we would love to encourage more young players to take part and play local.”