A POPULAR charity football game is returning to Oswestry for the third year running, bringing Coronation Street stars and TikTok influencers to town and raising money Hope House Children’s Hospice and Mind UK.

Match for Mind is coming back to The New Saint's Park Hall ground on Saturday October 21, and organiser, Kieran Davies, has announced famous influencers name in the line-up.

Noah Olaoye, a new face in the Coronation Street universe, is set to return as a commentator for the game.

Content creators such as Morgz with over 12.5 million subscribers will also be part of the event.

Kieran, from Ellesmere, started the project in 2021 when he put together the event in a little over two months.


He said: “In 2021 I was invited to London to do a football commentary, and I realised that in our area there aren’t many event like this.

“So I decided why not put one together myself and gave it a go.

“I wanted something big and professional and it went viral – although it was never meant to be an influencer’s game.”

But Kieran is happy that now it has attracted a lot of attention because for him it means they will raise more money for charities.

Border Counties Advertizer: Match for Mind event 2022Match for Mind event 2022 (Image: Match for Mind)

For the 2023 event, the Ellesmere organiser has been approached by UK wide TikTok and YouTube stars that wanted to take part in the charity game.

“We had so many influencers approach us”, he said, “We couldn’t get everyone in, but there are some pretty big names on the list.”

Kieran announced the line-up for the game, and some popular faces have made the cut.


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Joining Noah Olaoye and Morgz will be the likes of the Morgan Burtwistle (@angryginge), who is returning to Oswestry for a second time – and who has recently played in the Sidemen charity match in London in front of 62,000 people.

Other big names on the list include Danny Aarons, Ace Musa, Bullardinho, Cal the Dragon, Paddy Murphy, Dad the Dish, Pete_Boc, and many others.

Kieran added: “We had to say no to a couple of influencers in the past couple of days, otherwise we would have had a tournament.”

The event is set to take place on Saturday, October 21, with doors opening at 6pm and kick of at 7.

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Tickets are still available for the match for £9.38, with under 5s entering for free.

The game will again be broadcasted for others to watch, and tickets can be purchased on https://www.eventbrite.com/e/match-for-mind-2023-tickets-719445690427

For more information regarding the game you can contact Kieran on Facebook, or email MatchForMind@gmail.com