A FOOTBALL match and family fun day has been organised in aid of a 21-year-old man who plans to have life-changing treatment in Australia.

Cory Peyton, of Keats Close, Atherton, was taken to hospital in a serious condition after jumping into a swimming pool in Portugal at the age of 15.

He now aims to have three weeks of NeuroPhysics Therapy in July in Queensland with the hope of getting movement back in his legs.

On Saturday, June 1, a team of former Hag Fold FC players will play a side from the current squad at Dorset Road Community Centre to raise funds for Cory’s treatment.

There will be a variety of stalls, a tombola and children’s entertainment at the event too along with other activities.

A host of prizes will be up for grabs on the day.

Twilight creatures and birds of prey will also be there.

Doors will open at 9am and the match will kick off at 2pm

The free event has been organised by Hag Fold FC manager Tony Hurst, his wife Shirley, and club assistant Gareth Gregory.

They set it up after hearing about the appeal for Cory, who played as a goalkeeper for Atherton Laburnum Rovers before his accident.

Prizes for the event can be donated by contacting Tony on 07788 683591.

To donate to the crowdfunding appeal click here.