Academy Stadium

Legends XI


Celebrity XI

On Sunday 3 April, our Academy Stadium hosted ‘Manchester Remembers’, a charity football match between footballing legends and celebrities to commemorate the victims of the Manchester Arena attack. All the money raised will be donated to five charities.

Manchester Remembers is a charity match at the Academy Stadium on April 3rd 2022, to commemorate the 5thanniversary of the Manchester Arena attack. The event was initiated by Aaron Lee, who was a first responder at the scene, and Paul Corrigan, a local businessman.

Aaron has continued to have a close relationship with the victims' families and has taken part in several activities to raise funds for their charities.

He said: “Since the attack we’ve raised over £44,000 for charities that directly support the victims' families and young people across Greater Manchester, and the Manchester Remembers football match is a massive opportunity to try and double that total.

“What happened on that night shocked not just Manchester but the world. As we approach the five-year anniversary, Paul and I knew we had to do something special and remember those that were so sadly taken from their families and felt launching a city-wide football game would help us raise funds that could really make a difference.”

All the money raised for the game will go to Chloe and Liam Together Forever Trust, Liv’s Trust, The Megan Hurley Foundation, The Remembering Nell Foundation and Eilidh's Trust.

There will be a half time raffle which will include signed memorabilia and other items.

If you'd like to donate £5 to Manchester Remembers, please text 22MCR to 70085

With more names to be added within the coming weeks

Managers: Joe Royle & Peter Reid       

Will Ash, Aaron Chan, Zack Curry, Lloyd Griffith, Callum Jones, Jay Kontzle, Rob Laing, Aaron Lee, Dom Lever, Danny Miller, Joe Warren Plant, Steve Royle, Mark Rutherford, Scott Rutherford, Mike Sweeney, Adam Thomas, Simon Wood, Jason Manford, Joe Donovan,Tom Ogden

With more names to be added within the coming weeks

Managers: Sam Allardyce & Paddy McGuinness

Clayton Blackmore

Micheal Brown

Wes Brown

Paul Dickov

David Dunn

Shaun Goater

Colin Hendry

Dean Holden

Andy Holt

Paul Rachubka

Matt Le Tissier

Trevor Sinclair

Danny Webber

Richie Wellens

Darren Bent

Darren Ambrose

Andy Ritchie