Former St Ives footballer helps raise £3,000 in charity cricket match

Barclays staff took on a Sports Connections Foundation XI at Huntingdon Cricket Club

Barclays staff took on a Sports Connections Foundation XI at Huntingdon Cricket Club - Credit: Archant

A former footballer swapped studs for spikes on Sunday to help raise £3,000 for disadvantaged children in Huntingdon and overseas.

Junior McDougald, who runs charity Sport Connections Foundation, led a football XI against a team of Huntingdon cricket players and Barclays employees who organised the fundraiser.

The Barclays side came out on top at Huntingdon Cricket Club where there was also other games alongside food provided by Chilli Bite and a visit from MP Jonathan Djanogly.

Mr McDougald said: “It was a fantastic day despite the weather and I want to say a huge thankyou to Taz Imran and Lisa Wilson from Barclays Foundation for organising the day and supporting the charity.”