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Charity game gets to showcase Euro 2012 official ball


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Sunday 27th May 2012 is a red letter day for supporters of Dave Wheatley's charity. They have they organised the DW Trophy which is to be played at The Dovecote, Shepshed, Leicestershire, 3.00pm kick off. An All Star XI which will consist of former semi-pro and ex-professionals in aid of the British Heart Foundation (BHF)  will play against a Shepshed Dynamo XI for the newly created “The DW Trophy in aid of the BHF with proceeds also donated to the East Midlands Ambulance Service.

The DW Trophy will be one of the first games to trial the official Euro 2012 match ball.

Former Shepshed star Andy Harland, who works closely with Adidas and FIFA on football research projects for Loughborough University, confirmed that the chief ball developer at Adidas’ headquarters in Germany had agreed to support the day by allowing the use one of the balls they had sent over for testing at the University.

Having passed away suddenly on July 4th last year, and with no indication, ‘Dave Wheatley’ was found to have suffered with heart disease of which no one was aware of. He left behind a legacy connected not only to his personal life, but also within the circle of friends and clubs up and down the length and breadth of the country with his dedication to Shepshed Dynamo FC and involvement within the world of non-league football in general.

This was reflected with an attendance in excess of 500 at his funeral and donations taken towards The British Heart Foundation and East Midlands Ambulance Service well into four figures. As a direct consequence, it is the families wish that an annual ‘charity’ football match be held in his memory with proceeds donated to the aforementioned together with a separate ‘Evening of Live Music’ event to be held later during the calendar year. 

For full details click here http://­www.­dwtrophy.­org.­uk/­index.­php/­events-in-memory-of-dw  

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