Simon to tour all 92 Football League stadiums

Simon Cox pictured at Sixfields football stadium. He is planning to visit 92 clubs in 92 hours.

Simon Cox pictured at Sixfields football stadium. He is planning to visit 92 clubs in 92 hours.

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A Kettering man is preparing himself for a race against time as he bids to travel to the 92 football league stadiums in 92 hours, all in the name of charity.

Simon Cox, 39, of Bonham Court, Kettering, aims to visit all the league grounds with a group of friends to raise cash for Help for Heroes.

The four-man squad will leave Wembley Stadium after England’s World Cup qualifier with Montenegro on Friday, October 11, and aims to be back at the national stadium in time for the game against Poland on Tuesday, October 15.

Mr Cox and his friends will all take turns at driving during the 2,600-mile challenge, and hope to collect donations along the way.

Mr Cox, who runs an embroidery business in Wellingborough, said the group has planned the trip in detail for several months but admits it will be a battle against the clock.

He said: “We are doing this because we know there are a lot of members of the Armed Forces away from home, but we are hoping that by doing this we will show that people do care.

“We’re hoping the football community can come together and show their support for Help for Heroes.

“We’ve already had fantastic support from a number of clubs, and Colchester United is planning to organise a family day around our visit.”

Mr Cox will be joined in the team by friends from around the country, with Mike Peters, Darren Young, and Mark Burns completing the line-up.

Tottenham Hotspur legend Micky Hazard has already agreed to join the team members for part of their tour as they travel through London, while Wellingborough-born former Leicester City striker, Trevor Benjamin, will be travelling with the team from Newcastle to Sunderland.

Mr Cox said donations will be hugely appreciated and can be made by going to www.92plus1.co.uk.

Tick off the stadiums

You can follow the team’s progress around the 92 league stadiums in a variety of ways.

The team will be taking photos outside each stadium and posting them on Twitter.

There will also be updates about the challenge on their Facebook page or follow their progress by visiting their website www.92plus1.co.uk.