A FUNDRAISING football match has raised an incredible £1,068.

The match kicked off on Sunday, seeing parents and coaches go head to head as a crowd of supporters watched on in delight.

Coach of Millom U9s Blacks Matt Pedley organised the game to raise money for the Barrow and District Junior Association Football League – the league which the children play in.

They decided to give back to the league as they said football gave them “normality” during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The full length game took place at Millom Rugby League grounds.

The coaches were annihilated, suffering a 9-1 defeat.

Unfortunately, there were last minute drop-outs in the parent's team.

Matt said: “The coaches got beat 9-1.

“I filled it (the parents team) up with young lads who still play football – bad idea!

“It was really good but we were worried at first that we weren’t going to make anything but then the weather held off and loads came down.”

There were also be lots of fun activities taking place for the children to enjoy.

These included a sweet stand, a face painting stall, a bouncy castle and glitter tattoos.

There was also a fundraising raffle taking place.

The event allowed children to attend for just 50p, and adults for £1.

Mr Pedley said: “Every penny made on the day is going to the donation.”

More money is expected to come in as a result of the fundraiser, so the total donation is expected to be even larger.

Due to the huge success of the event, the charity match will now become an annual event.