A HOST of top non-league footballers will be turning out at New Mills on Sunday (August 22) in a fundraising match for the family of Ian Nevison.
Ian, who died aged 49 following a battle against cancer, was assistant manager at Woodley Sports, New Mills and Curzon Ashton helping them win back-to-back promotions to National League North.
John Flanagan, who managed Curzon in the mist successful period in the club’s history, described Ian as a ‘diamond of a lad’ as well as being a close friend.
Ian leaves wife Lisa and sons Harry and Freddie and an adult son Will from a previous relationship.
A New Mills/Woodley team, managed by Tony Hancock, will tackle Flanagan’s Curzon Ashton side which includes Hakan Burton, Sam Walker, Ryan Brooke, Jono Hunt, Darren Thorton, Matty Warburton, Adam Morgan and Chris Rowney.
In the New Mills/Woodley team will be Syd Pickford, Chris Young, Carlos Meakin, Simon Hackney and Mike Ryan.
The match kicks off at 2pm and admission is £5 for adults with children free.
There will be an U13-14 math at 11.30am between Woodley Albion Juniors and New Mills Juniors.