Leeds United: The Chief tees off fundraising drive

Lucas Radebe at Moor Allerton Golf Club.

Lucas Radebe at Moor Allerton Golf Club.

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LEEDS United legend Lucas Radebe swung by the city he calls his ‘second home’ to back a fundraising golf day.

The former Leeds and South African defender was at Moor Allerton Golf Club to help publicise a Golf Marathon day on June 20.

Lucas plans to play at the event to raise cash for the Yorkshire committee of the Variety Club Children’s Charity, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

It will be played at Moortown, Alwoodley and Moor Allerton courses.

Lucas travelled to the UK from Johannesburg earlier this week to watch Barcelona play Manchester United in Saturday’s Uefa Champion’s League final.

He reckons Manchester will come off second best on Saturday, but is full of praise for the current Leeds side. “It was a pity they didn’t finish in a play-off position, but they can come back stronger next season. The team are hungry for the Premiership and I know how passionate the fans are.”

He added: “It brings back great memories coming to Leeds.

“This is my second home.”

Event organiser David Share said: “We are throwing down the challenge to golfers to complete 54 holes of golf within 12 hours to help raise money for one great cause.”

To enter, call (0113) 2459937 or email: varietyclub@hotmail.co.uk

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