Soap and football all stars set for Queensgate

Former Emmerdale star Danny Miller.
Former Emmerdale star Danny Miller.

A game between television Soap Stars and Russell Slade’s East Coast Stars will be held on Sunday 26 May, at 3pm at Bridlington Town’s Neil Hudgell Solicitors Stadium on Queensgate.

The Soap Stars team will include Danny Miller, who played Aaron Livesy in Emmerdale; Tony Discipline, better known as Anthony Moon in Eastenders; Daniel Jillings, who has appeared in Emmerdale, Coronation Street, Casualty and the Royal.

Also appearing are Waterloo Road actors Jack McMullan, Dean Smith, Naveed Choudry, Reece Douglas, Ben Ryan Davies and Ceallach Spellman; Hollyoaks stars Anthony Quinlan and Calvin Demba; Members of the X Factor boyband The Risk and Britain’s Got Talent band The Mend; and West End star Shane Ritchie Jnr.

Ex-professional footballers Owen Coyle, Neil Wainwright, Gaizka Mendieta, Marlon Beresford, Ray Francis and Craig Hignett will also be playing.

They will be facing a team managed by Russell Slade, a former manager of Scarborough AFC, Notts County, Sheffield United, Grimsby Town, Yeovil Town, Brighton and Hove Albion and currently manager of Leyton Orient. His team will consist of players from Bridlington Town, Scarborough Athletic and guest players.

The game is in aid of the Once Upon A Smile Charity, to raise money for the families of critically ill children and provide respite services to give families a break from constant caring duties.

Tickets cost £5 for adults, £3 for children and seniors (60+), and £12 for a family ticket (two adults and two children) and are available from West Building Supplies Ltd depots in Bridlington at St John Street, North Beck Lane and Bessingby Way, PBS Construction (North East) Ltd, 361 Anlaby Road, Hull, and also from the Bridlington Town clubhouse.

There are also packages available for sponsorship of the event and also for children to be mascots for the day and details can be obtained from

Bridlington Town are also looking for a team of young mascots for the match. Children are asked to raise around £40 in sponsorship money and will be provided with a specially printed T-shirt plus three complimentary tickets for the game.

To book, email your child’s name and age to and download a sponsorship form from

The evening before the match there will be a karaoke Sing With The Soap Stars in the clubhouse at Queensgate.

Tickets are £12 each, which will include a buffet supper, and the event start at 8pm. They will be available from the club over the weekend of May 18 and 19 or call 606879.