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Football fans begin 92 grounds in 92 hours challenge

Alex Johnson
Wednesday 27 April 2011 07:01
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A whistlestop tour to every football league ground aims to raise money for the game at a grass roots children's level.

Getting to an away ground on matchday can be hard enough, getting to 92 of them in the same number of hours is somewhat trickier.

However, four football fans - Matt Bigg (Spurs), Kris Babb (Liverpool), Simon Dickerson (Leeds) and Colin Bigg (Spurs) - will set out from Watford FC this morning and hope to make it to Brighton for the 3pm kickoff against Huddersfield on April 30, 92 hours later.

Their main goal is to raise money for Harvesters FC, a children's football club in St Albans, Hertfordshire, which provides football for over 400 boys and girls, including the Harvesters Inclusive disabilities section. The club, where Matt Bigg's eight-year-old son Alfie plays, relies entirely on donations for kit, coach fees, equipment and general management.

“This is about supporting grass roots football," said Matt. "Harvesters is becoming a hotbed of some great footballing talent, but in these difficult times we need some extra help to keep up the good work. A lot of fans have started to fear that our young players may lose some of their excitement and passion for the game so we hope this challenge will help put young footballers back on the map and encourage clubs like ours all over the country.”

You can follow their progress on Twitter at @mattbigg and on foursquare (mattbigg) or donate via their blog at http://92grounds92hours.blogspot.com. All money raised will go to Harvesters FC since all costs for the trip such as petrol have been covered by sponsors.

The Route

Watford

Stevenage

Barnet

Dagenham & Redbridge

Gillingham

Southend United

Colchester United

Ipswich Town

Norwich City

Peterborough United

Leicester City

Burton Albion

Derby County

Nottingham Forest

Notts County

Lincoln City

Chesterfield

Sheffield United

Sheffield Wednesday

Rotherham United

Doncaster Rovers

Barnsley

Huddersfield Town

Bradford City

Leeds United

Scunthorpe United

Hull City

Middlesbrough

Hartlepool United

Sunderland

Newcastle United

Carlisle United

Morecambe

Blackpool

Preston North End

Blackburn Rovers

Accrington Stanley

Burnley

Rochdale

Oldham Athletic

Stockport County

Macclesfield Town

Manchester City

Manchester United

Bury

Bolton Wanderers

Wigan Athletic

Liverpool

Everton

Tranmere Rovers

Crewe Alexandra

Stoke City

Port Vale

Shrewsbury Town

Walsall

Wolverhampton Wanderers

West Bromwich Albion

Aston Villa

Birmingham City

Coventry City

Northampton Town

Milton Keynes Dons

Wycombe Wanderers

Oxford United

Reading

Swindon Town

Cheltenham Town

Hereford United

Swansea City

Cardiff City

Bristol City

Bristol Rovers

Plymouth Argyle

Torquay United

Exeter City

Yeovil Town

Bournemouth

Southampton

Portsmouth

Aldershot Town

Brentford

Chelsea

Fulham

Queens Park Rangers

Arsenal

Tottenham Hotspur

West Ham United

Leyton Orient

Charlton Athletic

Millwall

Crystal Palace

Brighton & Hove Albion

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