Over the past few months, the Mariners Trust have been putting lots of hard work into making the Play on the Pitch day as brilliant as possible for you all! It will begin at 10am tomorrow (21st May), and end around 8pm.

The timetable of events for the day is as follows: –

10am – Broadley FC Charity Match
12:30pm – Operation Mariachi Cheque Presentation (Trevor & Daphne)
1pm – Lloyd Griffith Celebrities vs. Operation Promotion XI
3pm – Raffle Draw (Jack Whitehall)
3:30pm – Junior Mariners & Ancient Mariners (half and half pitch)
6pm – Adult Mariners

To cover our costs, we will be charging spectators £3 entry for adults, and £1 entry for under 16’s. There will be food available to purchase on the day, and the bar will be open! You will get your hand stamped when you enter the ground, which means you will then be free to come and go throughout the day as you wish. Anyone who is playing on the pitch will be granted free entry – just quote your name to the person on the gate and they will tick you off the list. Please be aware that we are only opening the Main Stand turnstiles tomorrow, so you will not be able to access the ground from any other entrance.

I’m sure many of you have already seen the line-up for the celebrity game, but for those of you who haven’t, we would like to welcome the following people to Blundell Park: –

Our Board Members will be selling raffle tickets throughout the morning at £1 per ticket, with the raffle being drawn straight after the celebrity game. We have some fabulous prizes to be won, and would like to thank everyone who has made prize donations. If anyone else would like to make a donation to our raffle, please email enquiries@marinerstrust.co.uk. Some of the many things up for grabs are: signed autograph books, signed Jamey Osborne shirt, signed Omar Bogle shirt, alcohol, signed Frank Bruno boxing gloves, B&Q gift voucher, replica 1972 GTFC shirt signed by Jack Lewis, various posters signed by celebs, and many more…

Throughout the day, we will have professional photographers wandering round taking photos, and we would like to thank Lee Blease, Anne Boyers, Carl Leslie Media, and Rhys/Sophie/Rob from the college for donating their time to make this happen.

If you have any questions throughout the day, please look for one of our Board Members, who will be visible in black Mariners Trust polo tops. There will be a Board Member constantly on the gate, so they will be able to help if you are unable to locate anyone else.

For security reasons, we ask that supporters do not go on the pitch, or down the tunnel at any point. We want to give all our teams the warmest welcome possible!

There will be collection buckets around the ground throughout the day for Bloodwise, so please dig deep for such a worthwhile cause. For those of you who are unaware, Broadley FC was set up in memory of town fan, Richard Broadley, who sadly died from Leukaemia in 2011. They now have a team in Grimsby and a team in Lincoln, which do amazing fundraising for Bloodwise.

Please email any questions between now and tomorrow to enquiries@marinerstrust.co.uk