Football on a mission: the friendly league that offers a safe place and feeds the needy | Football

From the Lionesses campaigning for football for girls in school to Manchester City and Manchester United making a joint pledge to foodbanks at the start of the pandemic – the football community is no stranger to banding together for a good cause.

The friendly league Football for Foodbanks embodies this ethos. Founded in Sheffield by Matty Cassell, its donations amount to several thousands of pounds – a “stand’s worth” of bags of food – and hundreds of sanitary products to food banks and other charities.

However, donations are merely a “positive side-effect”. The league’s…


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