7th March, 2018
BBC Radio 5 Live, Sport Relief and the FA People’s Cup are set to come together on Friday, 23rd March on the Piazza at MediaCityUK to host a 5-a-side tournament with a difference. For a gruelling 12 hours, Robbie’s Sport Relief Allstars, skippered by ex-footballer Robbie Savage, will be on the pitch facing teams selected from the FA People’s Cup.
With hockey ace Sam Quek, TV presenter Kirsty Gallacher, singer JB Gill, musician Harry Judd, Actor Warren Brown and former England Cricketer Michael Vaughan amongst those in the starting line-up, if ever there was a squad capable of surviving this twisted tournament, this is it.
Legendary football manager, Peter Reid will be guiding and managing the team of celebrities through the challenge that will push them to the absolute limit and test their endurance. Alongside the game, Republic of Ireland goalkeeper, Shay Given will be taking to the nets to complete 12 nonstop hours of penalty shoot outs, with members of the public lining up to take their best shots against him.
The day will be covered extensively by BBC Radio 5 live, as well as being streamed live on the 5 live website and on the BBC Red Button.