Members of the Play With Your Hero team took part in a football fundraiser at Goals Centre in Leeds, which saw some of Yorkshire’s favourite celebrities from the worlds of football, cricket and television join Sky Betting & Gaming employees and business partners to take to the pitch for this great cause.


The Christmas Cup is one of many charitable fundraising events and challenges Sky Betting & Gaming organised in support of its chosen charity. The 5-a-side football tournament included 9 teams and over 60 players who battled it out for four hours until there were just two teams left in the final – one of the finalist teams included Emmerdale actor Anthony Quinlan and England cricketer Ryan Sidebottom. There were also various other fundraising activities that took place throughout the day.

Reflecting on the day one of the players who took part in the tournament stated: “The tournament was a lot of fun for everyone involved and most importantly it helped raise crucial funds for an amazing charity. The whole day was really well organised and we are delighted to be able to contribute to the charitable efforts.”

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