Rovers ready to score for charity

Doncaster Rovers player Mark Wilson gets ready to set off to South America for the Inca Trak charity event. He is pictured with l-r Steve Uttley, DRFC media manager and Liam Scully, Community Foundation Participation manager, who are also taking part in the event. Picture: Marie Caley D2505MC
Doncaster Rovers player Mark Wilson gets ready to set off to South America for the Inca Trak charity event. He is pictured with l-r Steve Uttley, DRFC media manager and Liam Scully, Community Foundation Participation manager, who are also taking part in the event. Picture: Marie Caley D2505MC
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THREE kind-hearted football players are going through their final warm-ups for a 62 mile trek across the South American mountains.

Doncaster Rovers stars Mark Wilson, James O’Connor and James Coppinger, along with seven other staff members and fans, are starting their Inca Trek challenge in aid of the NSPCC on Sunday.

While most players across the country are looking forward to taking a close-season sunshine break, Rovers’ band of explorers will scale high altitudes of 15,000ft as they walk across the rugged terrain of Peru.

Midfielder Mark said: “We are doing this challenging trek to raise awareness of the NSPCC and raise funds to support the running of it.

“I have wanted to do something like this for a few years as it is close to my heart - especially with all the high profile child abuse cases that have been in the news.

“I wanted to do something to help prevent and put a stop to child abuse, so this is where the idea came from.”