With football fans rejoicing at the return of the Premier League, N:gl, a community project looking to make a real change to the lives of Manchester’s young people, will host a unique and exciting football fundraising event, pitting Manchester United against Manchester City.

N:gl is founded up by a teacher, David Schofield, and musician and MMA professional, Jaden Irving, to make a real change to the lives of Manchester’s young people through sport, music, fashion and food.

Taking place on Saturday 19th at 15:00 ahead of the Manchester United v Crystal Palace match, the unique digital Manchester Derby will be hosted by prolific Manchester United supporter Jay Motty from Stretford Paddock and Manchester City supporter Tom Brunt from Manchester is Blue.

In a bid to see which team has the most support and can raise the most money, the two presenters will host a Live Zoom match inviting their fans to join them.

Joining Motty and Brunt, viewers can expect to see some famous guests popping in for a chat and upping the ante including Manchester United treble winner, David May and actor Will Mellor.

Despite being a city united, the rivalry between the two teams remains strong and there is all to play for on who will emerge victorious, whilst also fundraising for a worthy cause. The winning team will be the team that raises the most money for N:gl and a trophy we will be awarded.

“Everyone in Manchester has an allegiance to a particular team, we’re a city united by our love of football, but also divided by who we support. We wanted to create a fun and lively digital derby that pits Manchester United supporters against Manchester City supporters all in the name of raising money for our first fundraising initiative.”

(David Schofield)


The digital Manchester Derby is part of the first N:gl fundraising initiative – #ChallengeMcr300.

It costs N:gl around £300 to support a young person with a mentor for two years, this also gives them daily access to the support centre, with the initiative urging people of Greater Manchester to commit to donate or raise £300.

The N:gl digital derby will take place on Saturday 19th September from 15:00 – 17:00 live on Zoom.

A link to donate to the digital derby for Manchester United fans can be found here and Manchester City fans can donate here.


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