Your chance to play in the Leon Barwell Foundation Trophy at Sixfields Stadium

Sixfields Stadium
Sixfields Stadium

The Chronicle & Echo has teamed-up with the Leon Barwell Foundation to offer you the chance to play football alongside some of the true legends of Northamptonshire sport.

The Leon Barwell Foundation Trophy takes place at Sixfields Stadium on Sunday April 12 (kick-off 3pm), with a whole host of former football, cricket and rugby stars from the county, plus a number of special guests, set to line-up at the home of the Cobblers for the charity football match - and you could take to the pitch alongside them.

It is hoped the game will raise thousands for the foundation, which has been set-up by the Barwell family in memory of the former Saints Chairman, who died following a battle with cancer in June 2013, aged 46.

In the months leading up to his passing, Leon was able to enjoy a skiing trip with his family as well as attend the Aviva Premiership Final between his beloved Saints and Leicester Tigers, and the charity’s aim is to help families affected by cancer by providing financial support to enjoy similar, memorable events together.

Some of the names you could be playing with, or against, include ex-Saints Matt Dawson, Nick Beal and Ian Hunter, former Cobblers Martin Smith, Ian Sampson and Ray Warburton, and former ex-Northamptonshire and England cricketers Mal Loye, Allan Lamb and Devon Malcolm.

In order to be in with a chance of being part of this momentous occasion, all you have to do is enter the auction here AUCTION for a place in the starting line-ups.

The highest bidder will be included in part of the match day squad, and will operate as part of a rolling substitutes system.

All proceeds from the winning bid will go to the foundation, and will help families around the county suffering from cancer.

The winning bidder must be male, over the age of 18, and be available to answer their phone to claim the prize between 9am and 12pm on Friday, April 10.

Otherwise, the next highest bidder will be contacted. The auction will close at midnight on Thursday, April 9. Good luck!