Seasiders reunite to take on Hull City old boys

Gavin Kelly (second left) and Bridlington Town chairman Peter Smurthwaite (second right) with Dean and Gail Slater and Ed Woodmansey from the heart campaign.
Gavin Kelly (second left) and Bridlington Town chairman Peter Smurthwaite (second right) with Dean and Gail Slater and Ed Woodmansey from the heart campaign.

Bridlington Town’s championship-winning team from 2003 will be reuniting for a one-off match to support the Have A Heart, Save A Life campaign.

The veteran Seasiders will be taking on a team of former Hull City players led by star striker Dean Windass.

Gavin Kelly, who played for both clubs and is now Bridlington’s goalkeeper coach, came up with the idea of the game, which will be held at Queensgate on Sunday, September 23.

He has managed to persuade 17 of the Bridlington squad from 15 years ago to put their boots on again

Gavin said: “I thought it was a very worthwhile local charity that could help save someone’s life.

“Also with my close connections to football and coaching young goalkeepers, to be able to provide a youngster from the age of 14 up to an adult aged 35 with a heart scan that may detect a defect is priceless.

“We are hoping to get a good crowd in to support this fund-raising game where everything raised on the day will go to the fund.”

The campaign was set up following the death of James Moorfoot, who collapsed while playing for Langtoft last year and Gavin works with one of James’ former teammates.

Local businesses can support the game by donating prizes for a raffle, or taking an advert in the programme, and after the game there will be entertainment in the clubhouse by singer Coz Cossins.

Kick off is at 1.30pm.