‘Legendary’ End To 2017 For The England Footballers Foundation

November 04, 2017

The England Footballers Foundation (EFF) has capped off 2017 by releasing an exclusive video diary of this year’s annual Charity Cup, won by Jermaine Defoe’s JD18 team.

The video was produced in collaboration with Footballers Lives’ (http://kiccamedia.com/eff/) who entered a team and charted their progress on film. Their legend manager was Mark Bright and we see the former Crystal Palace striker put the amateur athletes through their paces up against the likes of Theo Walcott, Calum Chambers, Wayne Bridge and Glenn Hoddle whilst ITV broadcaster Clive Tyldesley provides all the commentary.

Opposing Legend Managers including Jody Morris, Allan Russell, Luther Blissett, Liam Rosenior, Marcus Gayle, Graham Roberts, Steve Sedgeley, Paul Allen, Graham Stack and Matt Murray all came together at the event in support of EFF charity partners Unicef and The Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK.

The footage has been released on the eve of the World Cup Draw in Russia and highlights another successful year in the charity’s history. The year started with the stunning Bobby Moore Fund visual campaign to raise awareness of bowel cancer.

To date, the EFF has raised over £5million for good causes and the players have conducted over 300 personal appearances for charities across the country.

Theo Walcott and Calum Chambers’ teams were were once again in the mix – both guiding their squads to the latter stages of the Cup tournament but it was Jermain Defoe’s team ‘JD18′ , managed by England Attacking Coach Allan Russell, who took the title this year.  Calum’s ‘Chicken Tiki Taka’ ran the ‘JD18′ team close in a thrilling Cup Final which ended 3-2 and JD18 crowned worthy winners by none other than former England Manager Glenn Hoddle.

This year’s Plate competition was won by Official EFF Kit Supplier Nike, managed by Don Hutchison, who beat Jody Morris’ Signature Allstars 3-1 in the final.

We would like to extend our thanks to Nike for supplying the kits for every team, Official England Supermarket LIDL for supplying water for the teams and The Hive, London for their hospitality in hosting the event.

The EFF Charity Cup will return in September 2018 so to register your interest early please email: david.shevel@1966.com

Watch this space for highlights and action shots from the night and make sure you’re following @EFFCharity on twitter, facebook and instagram.