As mentioned previously, original Red Star and 2015/16 Collective Award and 2015/16 Solidarity Award winner, Sarah Richards, has hung up the boots after years of football across South Yorkshire, finishing her playing days with the last two seasons at AFC Unity – the club’s first ever two seasons.
To celebrate her long-standing contributions to grassroots football and to AFC Unity, we are holding a special testimonial match at 2pm on Sunday, 15th of May, 2016, at our home ground of Hillsborough College sports complex. As per Sarah’s wishes – given her involvement in her local community – the event will also serve as part of the expanded Football for Food project’s donation drive for people to contribute food for local food banks such as the one in Sarah’s own community.
The testimonial match will be internal – meaning it will be comprised entirely of AFC Unity personnel – and is bound to be a fun and unpredictable event to mark an occasion that sets the precedent of AFC Unity celebrating and honouring the commitment and contribution from one of the very original Red Stars of the club.
After the testimonial, Sarah’s number 4 shirt will be retired, and there will be an announcement on the next chapter of her valued involvement with AFC Unity!
When promoting the testimonial, AFC Unity ask supporters to use the hashtag #ThankYouSarah on social media – whether you’re an old teammate of hers from a different club, a friend, and family member, or a player who has good stories to tell, we want to see it!