Relay reboots World Cup

Action from the 1966 final.
Action from the 1966 final.

Organisers of the Arbroath Relay for Life World Cup challenge have re-booted the format to open it up to a wider audience.

Football fans are now invited to donate £10 to watch a single re-run of England’s world cup triumph, followed by a showing of Scotland’s clash with the auld enemy 12 months later that led to the Scots claiming the unofficial world crown.

Event Chair Ian Angus explained: “Though we have a small band of hardy souls who were prepared to sit through 12 hours of tartan army torture, it was decided to open it up to others who may not have been able to commit the whole night but still wish to take part in this unique event to raise funds for vital research.”

Kickoff is at 8pm, Friday, July 29, at Arbroath Cricket Club where they will watch a rerun of England’s glory day at Wembley, immediately followed by the game when Scotland went to Wembley to stake their claim as unofficial world champions, becoming the first to beat the World Cup winning side and on their own turf.

It will be a great night of sporting entertainment and banter all with the added benefit of raising funds for vital research to help bring forward the victory against cancer that we all look forward to.