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Event: Joe Thompson Testimonial Match

Sunday 21 July 2019
2pm kick off

Crown Oil Arena
Willbutts Lane
OL11 5DS


Joe Thompson’s All Stars v Joe Thompson’s Celebrity 11 is being organised in partnership with the club, Joe himself and former Rochdale CEO James Mason via FIVE NINE AGENCY to celebrate Joe’s life as a player and to raise both money and awareness for The Christie.

The teams are shaping up as below:

Joe Thompson’s Rochdale XI
Joe Thompson 
Gary Jones
Chris Dagnall
Gareth Griffiths
Nathan Stanton
Simon Ramsden
Tom Kennedy
Adam Rundell
Matt Gilks
Kallum Higginbotham

Celebrity All Stars XI
Mark Wright – TV shows include The Only Way is Essex and many more
Fabrice Muamba – ex Bolton Wanderers
Frank Sinclair – ex Chelsea, Leicester City and Jamaica
Steven Reid - ex Blackburn Rovers, Wigan Athletic, West Bromwich and Ireland
Febian Brandy – ex Manchester United

The day will be full of surprises and celebrations with fair rides, face painting and fun for all the family.

Tickets can be bought in person at the Ticket Office at the Crown Oil Arena or online at

You can also buy and pay for tickets over the phone by calling 01706 644648 (option 8). There are no fees on telephone bookings.

Admission prices are as follows:
Adults - £10
Concessions (65+ and 21 and under) - £5
11 and under - £1

The Main Stand and Smith Metals Family Stand will be open for the fixture.

Contact: Rochdale Football Club
0844 826 1907 (option 8)