Green scaling new heights

It is not too late for any fans wanting to support Robert Green on his fundraising trip to Africa this summer for the African Medical Research Foundation (AMREF).

More than £5,000 has already been raised by the 28-year-old who is aiming to harness the popularity of football as a means of improving the lives of people living in deprived communities. One of the highlights of the trip will be a climb of Mount Kilimanjaro, the continent's highest peak. It will be a "physically demanding challenge" but Green said preparation is going well and he will have a holiday in Mexico at the end of the season to "get some altitude training".

There are places available to join Robert on the trip but if you want a more sedate, but equally exciting, way of getting involved why not sign up for the inaugural five-a-side football tournament at the Boleyn Ground? The Boleyn Cup, taking place next Monday 12 May, is limited to 20 teams of eight players and it costs £1,000 per team to enter. The matches will be officiated by professional referees, refreshments will be provided and trophies and prizes will be awarded to the winning teams.

AMREF has more than 600 people working throughout the Africa, attempting to improve the lives of people in some of the harshest and poorest climates in the world. If you would like to sponsor Robert on his climb, or take part in the Boleyn Cup, you can find his page on He added: "It would be great to receive any amount and the more we raise, the more chance there is of seeing me alive and well for the start of next season!"