Saints’ ship comes in
St Albans City set to host HMS St Albans in charity match
ST ALBANS City FC are to host HMS St Albans in a charity match at Clarence Park.
The Royal Navy ship bearing the City’s name is returning to home shores next weekend and Saints have arranged to play a representative team on Monday, March 19.
Kick-off will be at 7pm, with entry costing �5 for adults and �2 for juniors and senior citizens. City will field a team that will contain some first-team players requiring playing time, as well as reserves and some from the youth team who are enjoying such a successful season.
Proceeds from the night will be shared equally between the Help for Heroes campaign and the Grove House Hospice.
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“We are delighted to host this special fixture and to welcome back our servicemen and women to say thank you to them,” said Saints chairman Ian Ridley.
“It should be a good night with two exceptionally worthy causes benefiting.”
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HMS St Albans is a Type 23 Royal Navy Frigate based in Portsmouth. The crew will be home for a well-deserved five-day leave following duties in the Gulf.