All football fans love a good get together, especially when a good cause is involved. This event, is no different, and one Bolton fans particularly would enjoy. 

Ashton Town chairman Mark Hayes, from my point of view, is one of the nicest blokes you’ll ever come across. He’s a superb chairman of Ashton Town as he devotes so much of his time to the club, and gives a lot back to the community. Mark has done numerous events for charity, from coffee morning’s to massive football games, and he’s someone I respect a lot. I hosted a charity game myself with a few mates, and Mark was a great figure, as he kindly let us use his facilities and played a big part. Mark has already pulled events out of the bag, and raised thousands for charity, and his next event is set to be no different. 
On the Sunday 12th March, At Ashton Town, kicking off at 6:00pm, Kevin Davies’ Select XI will take on the GB Deaf Olympic Football Squad with all proceeds going to Team GB’s dream of going to the 2017 Deaflympics in Turkey. 

Despite over £300million being set aside for the next Olympics & Paralympics, the Deaflympics Team GB squad get zero funding towards their efforts to go to the Deaf Olympics and are expected to raise their own funds to attend. Due to this, Mark Hayes has had a brilliant initiative to help Team GB’s Deaf Football squad try to achieve their dreams and raise the funds needing to go to the Deaflympics by hosting a charity game. 

Kevin Davies has confirmed that he will be playing in the charity match, with numerous familiar faces set to be announced nearer to the time. Davies is really excited to get involved with the event, due to his father being deaf himself. 

It has been confirmed that all gate sales will be going 100% to the Team GB Deaf Squad’s goal of attending the 2017 Deaflynpics. 

If you would like to know more about Team GB’s Deaf Squad’s campaign, visit If you would like to donate to their bid, please visit

Tickets will be on sale in advance from Ashton Town Football Club, whilst it will also be pay on the gate on the day. 
For just £5, it’s a bargain for what’s set to be a fantastic day. I really hope everyone can go to support as for just £5, you can help someone’s dream come true which I believe is worth the £5 alone yet alone a quality game of football in store. 

Written by Jay Whittle 


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