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Football match backs an end to violence against women

A NUMBER of former professional footballers will pull on their boots again next month to help raise awareness of violence against women.

The ex-Dundee United and Dundee FC players will face each other in a game as part of the annual Dundee Women's Festival.

Originally scheduled to take place in December to help mark the United Nations' 16 Days of Activism on Violence Against Women, the fixture fell prey to the bad weather.

Already confirmed for the match are former Tangerines David Bowman, David Hannah, Jamie McCunnie and Ian Jenkins as well as ex-Dark Blue Graham Bayne. Other players have been approached and may well turn up on the day.

A number of local bodies, including Tayside Police, Tayside Fire and Rescue and NHS Tayside back the campaign which is being co-ordinated by the Dundee Violence Against Women Partnership.

Taking place at Dundee University playing fields at Riverside, the match will kick off at 4pm on Monday March 14.

As well as the game a civic reception hosted by Lord Provost John Letford, also postponed in December, will take place on Tuesday March 1 4pm-6pm.

Press Release Date: Wednesday 23 February 2011