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Team effort for Tony: Young players raise funds for boy with rare leukaemia

The teams are taking part in an all-day tournament organised by Cally Stars to raise further funds on December 18

12 December, 2016 — By Koos Couvée

Dave Scrafton, manager of Highbury Wolves, with Tony’s father Anthony Clark and players from Isledon Wolves U-11s

YOUNG football players have raised another £1,000 for a boy diagnosed with one of the world’s rarest forms of leukaemia.

Tony Clark, 11, is facing at least three years of chemotherapy treatment for an aggressive of acute L leukaemia (ALL), caused by a genetic abnormality known as Philadelphia chromosome.

Tony Clark and dad Anthony with Dele Alli at Great Ormond Street Hospital

Tony Clark and dad Anthony with Dele Alli, who visited him at Great Ormond Street Hospital recently

Tony plays for Isledon Wolves in the Camden and Islington Football League at Market Road, and his teammates and rivals alike have rallied round him, taking part in a penalty shoot-out competition that could raise thousands of pounds to fund his treatment and his family’s travel to and from hospital. An online page has already raised more than £9,000.

On Friday, Highbury Wolves held a raffle when signed Arsenal shirts were won. And on December 18, the teams are taking part in an all-day tournament organised by Cally Stars, to raise further funds.

To get involved, visit www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/admiralfc

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