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Matthew Crane Signs

Matthew Crane at 23 years old, has spent over half his life as a professional performer, gracing some of the most prestigious stages in the country including The Royal Albert Hall, The O2 Arena,St Davids Hall,Cardiff & The NEC Birmingham. His audience is just as impressive, which includes Royalty, Heads of State, Politicians, Billionaire Chairmen & Countless Celebrities. Back in 2010, he toured the UK with ‘The Soldiers’ receiving standing ovations in every venue and countless adoration from the audiences.He was also very Honoured when asked to travel to Dubai to sing for a very high profile charity.

Matthew's many achievements include being a champion of the BBC TV Talent Show, 'Let Me Entertain You', hosted by Brian Conley and Christine Bleakley. He has supported many household names to date, including Katherine Jenkins, Brian Conley, Jim Davidson, Bradley Walsh, Stephen Mulhern & Bobby Davro to name just a few and has had the privilege of duetting with Classical Star, Alfie Boe.

Matthew's extraordinary talent was discovered by his music teacher Lynne Buckley in 2004, who recommended Matthew to Train and study Music under the tuition of International Soprano Christine Hubbard who trained with the Welsh National Opera. Matthew has also received tuition from Tay Cheng-Jim, an experienced teacher/counter tenor whom studied at The Guildhall School of Music and performed with the English National Opera.

Prior to the kick off, Matthew will sing the opera classic Nessun Dorma, by Puccini.

Team News

Leading our Razor & Gazza Legends ,We have Trevor Sinclair as captain. Trevor has also

 become a patron for 2016 at Ashford Charity Funds. Also joining the team of patrons is

Micky Hazard ,Who will be playing a big roll in our Midfield. We are looking to field a strong

Side full of legends to give the Allstars a tough game.

Returning again this year is Dean Windass. The Hull legend is looking to settle a score against the Allstars.

Micky Hazard returns as a patron this year.

 Gazza says “Pleased to announce that after watching SoccerAM ,Legend DAVID DUNN Hinted he would get his boots back on for a Charity Match,After finding him through Twitter I pop the Question ,David replied with the thumbs up.Will join us in June , Our a Legends team is looking strong. Sure more big names will be coming forward .
Pleased to announce Crystal Palace Cheerleaders will also be back to entertain us before the Game also at half - time.

Tickets can be brought now ,in the shop . Will be sent out first week in April.”

Our Razor & Gazza Legend side is looking stronger than ever ,
Please to say that last years star JIMMY BULLARD is planning to return for another bash,Jimmy scored a second half goal last season which brought the crowd to its feet .Very entertaining Player ,Its fantastic to see him back,
Also pleased to have BARRY FULLER Back in the back four ,Barry helped us beat the Allstars 2 Years ago .Still playing his football with AFC Wimbledon . Since Barry last played two years ago played against one of the top players in Football Steven Gerrard .Seen in the picture leading the two sides out in a FA Cup tie.Two local lads will be joining us DAN NODEN Will be in goal for his first taste in the Charity Match ,LIAM SMITH has been called in to play along side Barry.
Also pleased to announce the return of DANNY KEDWELL .Who scored a brace two years ago .This will be Danny's 3rd Game .Scored for fun for Gillingham.

ALLSTARS Are holding fire before naming another strong side to try and retain the Charity Cup.

The two teams now have sponsors ,Our legends team being sponsored by GGS,
Allstars being sponsored by RANSLEY TURF ,

The two Charities to benefit are PILGRIMS HOSPICE / CANCER RESEARCHUK .

KICK OFF Will be 2pm ,Gates will open at 11 ,With live Music from 12-1 .

Today Saturday 26th March 2016 at 10:09 AM

Allstars have started to name their squad for 5th June , Lot of the players are returning from last year , Starting of with the Goalkeeper JIMMY WALKER , Played for few clubs including 20 Matches for West Ham.STUART NETHERCOTT Is back for his 5th year ,Stuart played for Millwall also Spurs with Razor, KEVIN HORLOCK Last years captain ,will be returning played for Manchester City , along with 20+ International caps for Ireland.STEVE SLADE Scored twice last year played his football for QPR & Spurs including England Under 21 games, KEM IZZETT Returning for his third appearance at the Gallagher Stadium , played over 400 Times for Colchester,GLEN LITTLE Another regular to this fixture played for Burnley many times .Nothing little about Glen stands over 6ft Tall, Always a danger.KEVIN WATSON Another ex Spurs player will be back after missing out last year ,Another player who spent time at Spurs in the Razor days.JON WILLIS Who have put this team together and a successful scout ,Will be part of a very strong side again looking to retain the Charity Cup. Would not like a repeat of two years ago when they faced there first defeat from our side.

Ashford Charity Funds are delighted to announce OSSIE ARDILES Will be our guest of Honour ,This years Charity Match at the Gallagher Stadium ,Maidstone.
Ossie has agreed to fly back from Marbella to be with us Sunday 5th June.
Ossie will join me Gazza to do the presentation of the winner to our ACF PREMIER LEAGUE Competition ,Meet the players before Kick off , Will be joining Razor & Gazza in the dug out before doing the presentation at the end of the Match.
It will be such a honour to have OSSIE With us on the day , So delighted with the news.

After Meeting up with Micky Hazard & Ossie Ardiles on Wednesday 27th in Maidstone , Ossie is looking forward to Sunday June 5th.Ossie will not be playing but will be guest of honour along with his lovely wife , Will meet the players before kick off , Also doing the presentation at the end of the Match.
Also be helping me to do the Presentation of the ACF PREMIER LEAGUE , Which will happen on the Pitch around 1.30,
Micky Hazard is looking forward playing in the Charity Match ,Micky sadly missed out last year due to family reasons.It will be a pleasure to have them both there this year Supporting Pilgrims Hospice / Cancer ResearchUK.


FIRSTLY Allstars Squad , Out goes Kem Izett ,Kem will now miss the game ,Allstars have brought in PAUL TERRY Brother of JOHN ,Paul has played pro Football for some clubs ,

Also joining the squad JOHN MACKIE will be returning to the team after missing out last year through Injury, It will be great to see John take the field again , Another player who has plenty of experience.

GOGGLEBOX star GEORGE GILBY has also signed up to play with the Allstars.

RAZOR & GAZZA LEGENDS ,Sorry to say we have lost David Dunn ,Who sadly is now away this weekend ,We have brought in a strong bench ,The return of Ryan Norman Who scored a brace when we beat the Allstars 2 years ago , Also TOM SCORER will be on the Bench ,Along with Adam .Wedge. STEVIE JOHN is another RAZOR has brought into the squad.

The BIG NEWS this Week JAY SAUNDERS The Maidstone Manager will also be joining our squad ,With the Great News of Maidstone United Getting Promotion into the Top Tier of Non League Football. Jay & his team have accepted the offer to parade the Trophy which was won in the Playoff Final .Before Kick off.

I Understand this will be a great Opportunity for the people of Maidstone to Attend the Charity Match to show Jay & the team Their Support To Thank the squad for what their have achieved ,

This will be a great family day out . Expecting a big crowd , Would advise to get TICKETS in advance , No promise we will have any on the day.

Every one at Ashford Charity Funds Would like to congratulate everybody involved in Maidstone United Football Club. Amazing Achievement .