along to Meadowbank on Sun August 9th for a free charity football match that is likely to
be Edinburghs sporting highlight of 2009!
On August 9th, at Meadowbank
stadium, Hibs under-17s Girls football teams most important match of the
season will take place against this years Free Festival XI, a team comprised of comedians
taking part in this years Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Following last years match, where the
comedians heroically lost the game 6-5, the comedians will be looking to secure an
unlikely triumph this year, following twelve months of training that has involved late
nights in comedy clubs, cigarettes, beer and not a lot of running.
This year the match will taking place to raise
money and awareness for The Junction (www.the-junction.org),
a local charity that supports young people in Leith and North East Edinburgh aged 12-21,
and offers health related services, advice and support. They are a small, local charity
that are often overlooked by events like this and were chosen by the comedians as the
charity to support because of the close links with the game and the local area, and also
as the match is against a team of talented young people.
The comedians taking part all have shows at
the Fringe, most of them as part of the Laughing Horses Free Festival organisation:
Captain Nik Coppin, Nick Wilty, Dan Willis, Donald Mack, Tony Cowards, Daniel Sloss,
Demitris Deech, Nathan Caton, Manos The Greek, Tony Jameson, Darren Croft (aka Fred
Spanner), Christopher Forbes, Cameron Blair, Rob Coleman, Sully O'Sullivan and Ged
Butcher, with Free Festival organiser Alex Petty as team manager.
Hibs Girls this year will be managed by Edinburgh
based comedian Jojo Sutherland, who is appearing in her solo show at the Stand during the
Fringe, and whos daughter Ciara is the Hibs girls captain.
Venue: Meadowbank Stadium, 139 London Road, Edinburgh
Times: Open from 1pm, Kick off 2pm
Free Entry, but donations for The Junction
will be asked for.
Scotlands health record is no
joke! Scots still have among the lowest life expectancy in the EU.
The Junction is an Edinburgh
based charity which supports young peoples health & wellbeing by providing a range of
free, accessible health services for young people from our base in Leith. We offer drop in
sessions with health information & support, a chiller space with free complimentary
therapies, a counselling service, C-card (condoms), Pregnancy & Chlamydia testing,
outreach work, consultancy & training
Check us out at: www.the-junction.org, text +447758348850 or phone