Covers Timber and Builders Merchants has donated £5,000 to Portsmouth FC Academy following a charity match that saw Covers FC teams take on former football legends from Portsmouth FC.

Three teams made up of the company’s staff, along with their customers and family, put their football skills to the test against well-known names from Pompey’s past, including Patrick Agyemang, Svetoslav Todorov and Guy Butters.

Portsmouth FC Academy works with budding young footballers to provide coaching, lifestyle and health advice. The money donated will be used to continue its work supporting future professional footballing stars.

Rupert Green, Chairman of Covers, said: “As sponsors of Portsmouth FC we are absolutely delighted to be supporting the club’s academy and helping footballing talent to thrive. We would like to thank everyone who took part and supported us during the event.”