Former footballers from seven Midlands clubs will try their hand at a different sport in aid of a mental health charity.

Leicester City’s Alan Smith, Aston Villa’s Stephen Warnock and West Bromwich Albion’s Chris Brunt are just some of the names who will be playing in The Midlands Legends Charity Golf Day in support of The Kaleidoscope Plus Group. Event organisers Watson Metters Golf have organised the event in aid of the charity which supports people living with mental ill health and are encouraging keen golfers and football fans alike to join in the fun and form a team.

Gary Wheway, Head of Business Development and Fundraising said: “We’re excited to be clubbing together with Watson Metters Golf to launch the first Midlands Legends Charity Golf Day in support of Kaleidoscope.

“It’s going to be a great day and we’ve got some big names involved. You could be teeing off in a team of four alongside one of your favourite footballing legends in a bid to be crowned champion team of the Midlands.

“There will be prizes for closest to the pin and fines for anyone that goes in the bunkers. We’ve also got a live interactive scoreboard so no matter where you are on the course, you’ll know who you’ve got to beat to reach the top of the board.” The event will be held at the Forest of Arden Golf Club, an 18-hole course, in Birmingham, on October 29 and compered by Talksport’s Tom Ross.

Mike Watson from Watson Metters added: “With household names taking part representing Wolves, West Brom, Aston Villa, Birmingham City, Leicester City, Derby County and Nottingham Forest the day is shaping up to be one to remember.

“It’s been an absolute pleasure to work alongside the Kaleidoscope Plus Group. We have no doubt the day will be the springboard for a fantastic relationship for years to come and we can't wait to see the benefits the day will bring to those that need it most.”

All players will receive breakfast before the action on the course begins. This will then be followed by a dinner reception in the evening which includes a live auction, prize giving and entertainment. Golf and Dinner Tickets are £199pp+VAT with dinner-only tickets and sponsorship packages also available.