As part of his Men United march for Prostate Cancer UK, Sky Sports presenter Jeff Stelling visited Tadcaster Albion’s i2i Stadium on Tuesday.
The Ings Lane ground formed the lunchtime stop-off for the third and longest stage of his ten-day walk, spanning the 31 miles between York City’s Bootham Crescent and Leeds United’s Elland Road.
Stelling was joined by various sporting stars including Wakefield-based presenter Chris Kamara, Ray Wilkins, Ian Dowie and Charlie Nicholas as well as rugby league’s Brian Carney, Brian McDermott and Phil Clarke.
After calling in at Tadcaster’s GE Ward butchers, who had created a special Jeff Stelling sausage, and recieving some background on the Brewers, the 61 year old said: “We’ve had a wonderful time at Tadcaster. The people have been really lovely.
“With football being my passion, walking to football grounds with a team of men seemed like the obvious thing to do.”
Kamara enjoyed his brief visit to the club, commenting, “It’s been a great place to stop and have some lunch.
“I have to say they make a lovely cup of tea, I just hope it’s Yorkshire Tea!
“So far today, I’ve had no problem with the walking,” he added. “I only live in Wakefield, so I’m very familiar with the good people of Tadcaster.”
On Stelling’s arrival the club presented him with a £1,000 cheque to Prostate Cancer UK.
Chairman Matthew Gore was delighted to welcome the group, saying, “It’s been absolutely fantastic to have Jeff here at Taddy.
“Walking 10 marathons in 10 days is a huge challenge so it was great to be able to play our part for this very worthy cause.”