17th May 2004

 

WORLD RECORD TOUR IS FOOTBALL CRAZY

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Five students from the University of Lincoln are aiming to play their way into the Guinness Book of Records this summer by embarking on the longest ever football tour.

 

Richard Moore, Tim Kay, Chris Clark, Dean Williams and Paul Aston (all 22) will form part of the tour’s 18-strong squad of football fanatics from all over the country.

 

The tour is being staged to raise money for the Booby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK.

 

The record-breaking journey will begin in London on 3rd July 2004 and end in Casablanca on 2nd August 2004.  The team will play 14 matches in 14 countries in the space of 35 days.

 

The tour will consist of a succession of friendly matches against European and North African teams and will visit countries including, France, Holland, Germany, Portugal and Andorra.

 

"We are really looking forward to the tour as it is an amazing chance to see fourteen different countries while playing football and raising money for a charitable cause,” said Richard Moore, Students’ Union Co-operative Sports and Recreation Officer.

 

“One of the organisers has also received a call from Bobby Moore's widow, Stephanie Moore, wishing the team well. This makes the challenge all the more worthwhile.

 

The team will also be fund raising for the charity around the UK in June.  They will be in Birmingham on 13th June, Nottingham on 20th June, Leicester Square, London on 25th June and Brighton on 26th June.

 

For more information or to sponsor the team visit www.worldrecordfootballtour.com

 

Bobby Moore died from bowel cancer in 1993, aged 51.  As captain of the only England football team ever to win the World Cup he remains one of the greatest sporting heroes in football.

 

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Picture caption: From left to right, Dean Williams, Timothy Kay, Paul Aston, Richard Moore and Chris Clark.

 

For more information contact:

Lindsey Bird, Assistant Press Officer

01522 886625                                  lbird@lincoln.ac.uk

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