Successful bidder for Arsenal FC prize is football game inventor

Successful bidder for Arsenal FC prize is football game inventor

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Sonia Kapur

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Successful bidder for Arsenal FC prize is football game inventor
Ralf Little and Giles Alderson celebrate a goal for the Arsenal Legends side.

A father-of-four who invented a football board game is the successful bidder of the Advertiser's Arsenal FC online auction.

Chris Jones of Ray Meadow in Maidenhead has donated £250 to charity and will play the first 20 minutes of a game between the Arsenal FC charity team and Maidenhead United XI this Sunday. He invented Starplayer - The Football Board Game.

The 55-year-old will join a team of ex-Arsenal players and celebrities drawn from a group including Chris Whyte, Steve Williams, Perry Groves, Paul Davis, Ralf Little and Patrick Robinson.

Chris, whose company is based in Marlow, said: "I have been an Arsenal fan since I was a young boy and am happy to help and support charities. I have a passion for football.

"I go to some of the Arsenal matches and have met some of the Arsenal team."

Chris will also take part in the warm-up and be included in the Arsenal team photograph before playing with the team. He will be supported by his wife Jan and his four children - who he admits have all been brainwashed to support Arsenal.

Money raised from the match will be divided between the nominated charities the Link Foundation, Arsenal Charitable Trust and Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance Trust.

There will also be a penalty shootout competition and face painting for children.

Kick-off is 2pm and entrance is £5 and under 12s are free. Pick up a copy of this week's Advertiser where you will find a £2 voucher towards your entrance ticket.

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