Pompey legends to take on golfers in charity match

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GOLFERS will be putting themselves out of their comfort zone by getting involved in a charity football match.

Members of the Hayling Golf Club will be going against a team of Pompey legends on Sunday to raise money for the Elizabeth Foundation.

Kevin Ormsby, captain of the golf club, has selected the foundation, which helps deaf children and their families, as his chosen charity for the year.

He has set himself a target of raising £5,000 during his year of captaincy.

And a charity football match is kicking off at 1pm at West Leigh Park, Bartons Road, Havant.

The golfers will be pitted against former Portsmouth Football Club players Alan Knight, Shaun Gale and Linvoy Primus.

Retired referee, Rob Styles, will be playing for the golf team.

He helped organise the event and got in touch with the ex-footballers.

He said: ‘It’s fantastic that the ex-professionals give freely of their time to help raise money for this and so many other good causes.

‘Following the fantastic Olympic fever, footballers got a bit of bad press regarding their on-field attitudes but I am sure that people would be surprised if they realised just how hard many of them work for good causes away from the pitch.’

After the match, a gentleman’s evening is being held at the golf club, in Links Lane, Hayling Island.

The Elizabeth Foundation is based at the grounds of Queen Alexandra Hospital, in Cosham, where more than 50 families attend nursery classes each year.