Purpose Media staff are warming up for our annual “Play on the Pitch’ tournament, taking place at the New York Stadium, home to Rotherham United FC.

The event, which has been held in previous years at Derby County FC, is held to support the development of grass roots football.

This year, our all-star team will be taking on a team from Sleetmoor United, made up of coaching staff and the Dads of girls and boys who play for the Club.

Taking place on Saturday 25 May, there will be a full day of tournament style games for all age groups, with the ‘Dads & Coaches’ versus ‘Team Purpose Media’ game headlining as the main event.

Purpose Media FC

Purpose Media’s all-star football team

The cause

Sleetmoor United football club, founded in 2016, brought together three teams – ADASC FC, GFC Alfreton Girls and Ladies and Leabrooks Juniors Football Club – to form a single club with a united vision.

Since then, Sleetmoor United has touched the lives of thousands of families across Derbyshire, providing opportunities to participate in grass-roots sport, learn crucial life skills, make friends and have fun.

Managing Director, Matt Wheatcroft, has been heavily involved in amalgamating the clubs and creating the new vision. Both of his daughters play football and he has been coaching girls teams. Purpose Media also created the new branding as part of their CSR strategy and commitment to support their local community.

Commenting, Matt said, “This day is a vital fund raiser for Sleetmoor United which we hope will contribute towards funding a new 4G pitch. Business plans are also being prepared which will be submitted for Football Foundation funding which will hopefully see a grander scale vision come to fruition. If the Football Foundation grant is successful, the intention is to build brand new changing facilities, a community hall and other spaces that be used commercially.”

Get involved

Spectators are more than welcome to attend. Tickets cost £5 for adults and £2 for children. Gates open for the children’s games at 9am, while kick off for the adults’ game is scheduled for 2pm.

For further details please contact Sam Wheatcroft at Purpose Media –

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Posted by Rachel Gascoigne