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West Brom stars turning out for Richard Eades

By Matt Wilson | West Bromwich Albion | Published:

Several Albion stars have agreed to play in a memorial match for former mascot Richard Eades next month.

Stars will be turning up for the event in Eades' honour (AMA)

Andy Johnson, Kevin Donovan, Darren Moore, Sean Gregan and Geoff Horsfield are all set to feature in the match at Halesowen Town on Sunday, April 29.

The day kicks off with a nine-a-side tournament at 11am before mascots from all over the country descend for a special comedy match.

The showpiece event sees Boing FC, the Albion supporters’ team which Eades was involved with for over 10 years, take on an Albion Legends XI at around 4.30pm. Tickets cost £5.

Meanwhile, Ally Robertson is expecting some good-natured ribbing at a fund-raising event in London tomorrow.

Robertson will be regaling Albion and Wolves fans with stories at Omeara in London, a venue owned by Ben Lovett from indie band Mumford & Sons.

The evening is being hosted by supporters’ group London Baggies to raise funds for the Jason Roberts Foundation.

“There will be piddle-taking with the way the Wolves are going,” said Robertson. “I love both clubs, it should be alright.

“I went to Omeara way back in early ‘70s after one of the games and had a really good laugh.”

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Also, at least 550 school children will benefit from free workshops at The Hawthorns this year devoted to The Three Degrees.

The Albion Foundation is working with the Three Faiths Forum to help encourage young people build relations between all faiths, beliefs and cultures.

The workshops will take place in the Spring and Summer terms of 2018.

Matt Wilson

By Matt Wilson
Football MMPJ - @mattwilson_star

Sports reporter at the Express & Star, who primarily covers West Bromwich Albion.

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