To support Help for Heroes and the 92 Plus 1 Fundraising Team, former and current World, UEFA, FA Cup winning and international footballers, along with big names and leading clubs in the football world, are supporting the 92 Plus 1 Challenge. Fundraising football supporters are attempting a unique "football fans first" of visiting all 92 League clubs in top flight football, sandwiched between the two forthcoming England Internationals as Roy Hodgson's men take on Montenegro and Poland in back to back Wembley fixtures .
Simon Cox, Darren Young (RAF), Mark Burns (RAF) and Mike Peters will be leaving Wembley Stadium after England's game against Montenegro this Friday as they take on the immense challenge over a 92 hour period to raise money for Battle Back, the sports rehabilitation initiative of Help for Heroes.
Simon Cox, 92 Plus 1 Challenge founder, said: “We cannot thank enough, those who have stepped forward to help us. We have received amazing support from some of the top people in the game including Sir Geoff Hurst, Peter Shilton OBE, Ray Stubbs, Micky Hazard and Dean Ashton as the challenge captures imagination of football fans everywhere.
"We set out in June with the vision of asking football to get behind the Challenge and the team are delighted to be joined by many of our footballing heroes on various legs and at leading venues, as we take on the Challenge.
“We will be facing the daunting challenge of navigating the UK's road network on the 2,600 mile journey and see this as a fantastic way for football to show its support for our Help for Heroes.
"Members of our team have served in the forces for over 30 years and know how much good the funds raised for this charity will help those who have served to protect us. From a football fans view, it's an absolute honour to be involved in this challenge and we are asking football fans everywhere to follow our progress and contribute to our cause.
The team will be taking on the challenge in a Help for Heroes branded vehicle, supplied by Marshals of Milton Keynes and are due to arrive back at Wembley at 6pm on Tuesday 15th October in time for the game against Poland.
They will be joined on parts of the challenge by former professional footballers Micky Hazard (former Spurs, Chelsea and Swindon Town legend), Daryl Sutch (former Norwich City defender), Trevor Benjamin (former Leicester City and Jamaican International), Barry Hayles (former Fulham and Jamaican International), Shaun Teale (former Aston Villa and Tranmere defender), Paul Gibbs (former Brentford, Colchester, Plymouth and Torquay defender) and Wayne Fereday (former QPR, Newcastle and Cardiff City winger) .
Many more legends past and present and will be announced as the challenge progresses.
The team are due at Molineux on Saturday evening where they will be given a signed matchworn pair of boots from Matt Doherty to help with fundraising.
Fans and media can actively follow the progress of the team on Twitter by following @92plus1
The team's website is www.92plus1.co.uk when direct donations can be made and live updates using multi and social media will help build support.
The team will be available for interviews to support Help for Heroes at Wembley and at each of the 92 clubs they will visit from Friday.
We may even see a special appearance from the Help for Heroes Bear! Details are available on the www.92plus1.co.uk website.