Our first fundraising match of 2021 is the Chris Gray Memorial Match.

The Celeb FC founder has been speaking with Dan Exton who has put this match on to honour his friend Chris Gray.

Dan has said “Chris & I grew up together, we played together, spent time together, he was my best friend & Helen Chris’s mum was like my mum.  Chris was always interested in the army & that was proudly his choice of career. 2 weeks before he left for Afghanistan we went out for beers in Coalville. I remember that very clearly. On April 13th 2007 Chris was shot and killed in Afghanistan by the Taliban.

Ever since this tragedy, we have tried to do a football tournament each year in Chris’s honour. We aim to get all his friends together, in a fun way, where Chris’s family share stories & we all laugh & cry together.

Chris was a true hero. All of his family will be in attendance, including his mum Helen, dad Paul, sister Katie & brothers Liam and Nathan, as well as his much loved nan Rosemary.

Chris’s story is online & there is also a tv program from the BBC called “Our War” which can be watched. This shows the moment Chris was shot & his brave comrades trying to help him.

Celeb FC are incredibly proud to be able to support this event.

The funds raised will be going to a number of charities, towards preventing childhood poverty in the area Chris was born & raised, this is something his friends knows he would really be happy to be a part of.


Please come along – Sunday July 11th, Lutterworth Athletic Club, Hall Park, Hall Lane, Bitteswell, Leicester, LE17 4LN, from 11am. Football Match kick-off is 2pm.

Tickets on the gate – Adults – £5.50 & under 16’s – £1

Find out more by visiting the Facebook Event Page HERE



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