What follows is, essentially, a press release. I am horrendously behind on things I want to write up for the blog, but this is time sensitive and people want the word spread so I’m getting it out there. Despite having no interest whatsoever in football!

Sailors from the Navy’s largest ship, HMS Ocean, will be taking on Thamesmead Town FC in a charity match on Wednesday 5 September in aid of Help for Heroes.

The helicopter carrier has been moored at Greenwich as part of the huge security presence for the London Olympics but will be leaving in the next week or so.

Thamesmead spokesman Keith McMahon said: “HMS Ocean contacted us about staging the friendly and we were happy to organise it. We hope that lots of people will want to come along to basically say thank you and goodbye to the people who looked after us during the Olympics. They’ve come to us and we know we can stage it and we owe them that and hopefully the community will come out to support us.”

The match is taking place at Thamesmead Town’s Bayliss Road ground, kicking-off at 7.45. Entry is £5 for adults and £3 for concessions.

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