Join us for U-16/U-17 Reds v Blues tournament this Saturday
Fabrice Muamba may no longer be able to take part in the game he loves – but has urged everyone who loves football to get back playing in any shape or form.
The former England Under-21 international was forced to retire in 2012 after he suffered a cardiac arrest in an FA Cup tie against Tottenham Hotspur while playing for Bolton Wanderers, but he still cherishes his memories of playing football.
And as one of the ambassadors for The FA's Love Football Play Football campaign, the 26-year-old says Reds v Blues weekend is an ideal opportunity to rekindle your love of playing the game.
“Football is a game I love but am no longer able to take part,” he said.
“It doesn’t matter what your background is, football’s simple beauty is that anyone can get involved wherever they are.”
“It is really important for me to spread the word that people should cherish their opportunity to play. It doesn’t matter what your background is, football’s simple beauty is that anyone can get involved wherever they are.
“I fully support The FA’s Reds v Blues campaign, especially with the excitement of the World Cup ramping up.”
You can take part in Crawley Town’s own Reds v Blues tournament on Saturday, June 7 – just a few days before the World Cup kicks off in Brazil.
It’s easy – just pick a team of your mates and register to take part. It all happens here at the Checkratrade.com Stadium and there are cash prizes and free tickets for Crawley Town’s pre-season home friendlies to be won.
To find out more and entry details click here.
Reds v Blues at Crawley Town on June 7 – pick a colour, pick up a ball and play!