Simon Charlton to Captain Sealand

Anouncement created: 03-May-2012

Neil Forsyth and Derek Stillie

Former Southampton, Birmingham City, Bolton Wanderers and Norwich City defender Simon Charlton will captain Sealand on Saturday in their international tie against the Chagos Islands at Wey Court, the home of Godalming Town. Charlton played over 500 games in the Premiership and Football League and is a former Player of the Year at Bolton Wanderers. 

Amongst others, Sealand's team will also feature in goal Derek Stilliethe former Aberdeen, Wigan and Gillingham goalkeeper who featured in a number of Scotland international squads but failed to earn a cap, the former Manchester United youth midfielder turned football agent Dave Gardner, the actor Ralf Little (The Royle Family, The Cafe), Prince Liam of Sealand, President of Sealand FA, author Neil Forsyth and Sun columnist and radio presenter Gordon Smart.

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There also be representatives of Sealand's huge online following with Sealand fans who play football to a good level having been entered in a draw to earn the chance to win an international cap. (To be in with a chance to play click here for more information)

The match kicks off at 2.30pm and entry is £3 which includes a match programme and entry into the bar. All Sealand followers are very welcome on what promises to be a memorable occasion for the fortress nation.

Sealand will be wearing strips in the royal colours of red, black and white and the royal anthem will be played before kick off. 

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