Thousands raised after St Albans charity football match

Verulam School's sixth formers played football against teachers in a charity football match at Clare

Verulam School's sixth formers played football against teachers in a charity football match at Clarence Park in St Albans - Credit: photo supplied

Thousands of pounds have been raised at charity events including a football match at Clarence Park, St Albans, in memory of a sportsman who died from cancer.

Sixth formers from Verulam School, Brampton Road, pitted their skills on the field against a team of teachers to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

The match is played every two years in memory of former senior football captain and sixth former Ollie Mills who died in 2005 from a brain tumour.

Held at St Albans City Football Club’s base the football match, along with a number of other school events, netted over £6,000 for the trust.

After attending the match, charity representative Ian Norris said Verulam’s efforts would, “have a real impact in helping families and young people cope with cancer [and] save lives.”


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The match itself was won by the students 2-0. Over 50 players were involved including Ollie’s brother Eddie, former school mates of Ollie and former First XI school captains.

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