Broker team looks to topple Arsenal

A Chase de Vere Mortgage Management football team is to play an Arsenal celebrity team to raise money for Shelter, the charity that helps the homeless and people in poor housing.

They will be playing for the inaugural Shelter Challenge Trophy, an annual event created by Chase de Vere Mortgage Management.

The Arsenal team includes exArsenal players as well as celebrities such as Ronnie O&#39Sullivan (world snooker champion), Ralf Little (Royle Family), Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet), Mark Ramprakash (former test cricketer), Phil Daniels (actor most famous for Quadrophenia), Terry Marsh (former world champion boxer) and international rugby star Martin Offiah.

Chase de Vere will be fielding a team of mortgage brokers including managing director Simon Tyler.

The game will be held at Aldershot Town FC&#39s ground on Sunday April 18. Gates open at 1pm and kick-off is at 3pm. Tickets are £5 but children under 16 get in free. The celebrities will be mingling and signing autographs after the game.

Simon Tyler, managing director of Chase de Vere Mortgage Management, says: “We have a football team already and regularly play matches against lenders and legal firms so we&#39re looking forward to this challenge.

“We&#39re delighted so many celebrities and former players are taking part. It&#39s going to be fantastic to beat Arsenal and raise money at the same time. To say the brokers here are confident is an understatement.”