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Nightingale FC look to welcome fans back to Arden Garages Stadium for clash against Mush United




NIGHTINGALE FC are eagerly waiting for this Sunday to arrive so they can play their first match at the Arden Garages Stadium in front of fans.

Nightingale FC manager Nick Sanders, Jason Sanders, captain, and fellow player Richard Waite with Andy Chilton, Stratford Town director. Photo: Mark Williamson F6/3/21/5411A
Nightingale FC manager Nick Sanders, Jason Sanders, captain, and fellow player Richard Waite with Andy Chilton, Stratford Town director. Photo: Mark Williamson F6/3/21/5411A

The team, named after the Covid-19 overspill hospitals in Birmingham and London, will take on Wakefield-based Mush United at the home of Stratford Town on Sunday (2pm kick-off).

And with the easing of lockdown restrictions allowing fans back through the turnstiles, Nightingale FC is hoping to see as many football fans as possible turn up on Sunday to watch a game of football and raise money for NHS Charities Together and the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Charity Fund.

Tickets cost just £2 and around 100 have been snapped up so far, with the club hoping to reach 200 or more sold by the time Sunday’s game comes around.

Team manager Nick Sanders told the Herald: “As this is our first match without much exposure, to have sold 100 tickets is what we were hoping for.

"At £2 a ticket, and those under the age of three getting free entry, we have tried to make Sunday’s game as accessible to everyone as possible.

“As well as the football, we’ve got a raffle and other bits and pieces going on to give Sunday’s event a real family feel.

"There’s also other ways for people to donate on the day so we can raise as much money as possible for some worthy causes.”

Tickets can be purchased online at www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nightingale-fc-vs-mush-united-fc-tickets-156534190979 or can be bought from the gate on the day.



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