Ian Holloway set for Bristol Rovers return in charity match

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By The Bristol Post | Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 05:30

IAN Holloway is set to pull on a Bristol Rovers shirt again.

The Pirates' legend, now manager of Blackpool, is scheduled to return to the Memorial Stadium on Monday, May 7 as part of a team of former Gas stars.

They will take on former players and local celebrities representing Bristol City in a game being staged to raise funds for children's charities.

Depending on the Seasiders' play-off commitments, Holloway will line up alongside a number of other former Rovers favourites including Jason Roberts, who has just helped Reading back to the Premier League, Nigel Martyn, Barry Hayles and Gary Penrice.

Celebrities lining up for the Pirates side include DJ Roni Size, boxer Glenn Catley and musician Geoff Barrow from the band Portishead.

City's line-up will include former Ashton Gate favourites Scott Murray and Tommy Doherty, with darts player Mark Dudbridge, Bath rugby player Lee Mears and golfer Chris Wood among the celebrities also donning red shirts.

The annual charity game is now in its third year and organised by Kicking Out For Kids, an organisation which raises money for the care and support of children and their families with life-limiting or life-threatening illnesses.

Money raised from the event – which attracted a crowd of over 3,000 last year – will go to two local children's charities – the Children's Hospice South West and The @One Youth Movement.

Tickets, costing £4 for adults and £2 for youngsters, are available from both Bristol clubs or on the day, and the game kicks off at 2pm.

Rovers Supporters Club are holding their annual Player of the Year presentation night at the Memorial Stadium on Thursday, May 3 (7.30pm).

Manager Mark McGhee and the first-team squad will be attending and the evening will include highlights of some of the side's goals this term, with fans able to vote for their goal of the season on the night.

Tickets, which include entertainment and a finger buffet, are £5 and available from the club's two retail outlets.

Voting slips for the Player and Young Player of the Season will be available at this Saturday's home game against Accrington Stanley.



  • Profile image for SpinyHedgehog

    Kick-off time? Or is that too complicated for the Post?

    By SpinyHedgehog at 13:21 on 07/05/12

  • Profile image for bluecamel

    Not much chance of Olly being there - Championship play off dates are 3rd + 4th followed by 7th + 9th May.

    By bluecamel at 16:26 on 24/04/12

  • Profile image for DawnNorth

    Don't ever let anyone tell you Size doesn't matter.

    By DawnNorth at 13:30 on 24/04/12

  • Profile image for Redrocky

    Roni Size playing for Rovers?

    By Redrocky at 09:04 on 24/04/12

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