POCKLINGTON RUFC's Percy Road is to host a memorial charity match between current and former players from York and Pock on Saturday.

In honour of Nigel Elliot - who had a major influence at both clubs - the Nigel Elliot Memorial Game (2.30pm), sponsored by Mulgrave Properties, will raise money for PSC Support UK.

Both sides will contain a number of first-team players, plus others affiliated with the clubs. The Pocklington Select XV will be led by Nigel's son, Dan, while the York ranks will feature Nigel's nephew and current York three-quarter, Sam Elliot.

During the 1960s and 70s, Nigel starred at fly-half for York, whom he also captained. He went on to become club president in the 1990s and was one of the original founders of The Quality Street Gang, a fundraising group of former York players. As a local teacher, he mentored numerous future players.

After moving to Everingham, he developed dual allegiance with Pocklington as junior parent and coach. Many of his proteges went on to gain representative honours.

PSC Support UK is a charity which helps the sufferers of, and researches into, primary sclerosing cholangitis, the rare immune-mediated liver disease that attacked Nigel in later life. He died last year aged 70.

Pocklington club president Paul Rhodes said: "Nigel was a top guy, player and coach. He made a real difference to so many young players.

"It was always a bit special when one of his Pocklington sides met York, so I can't think of a better way of remembering him than for a team of players that he coached to turn out against their old rivals from York."

There will also be a barbecue and charity raffle during the afternoon and evening to help raise funds. To contribute to the Just Giving page set up by Dan Elliot, visit justgiving.com/fundraising/daniel-elliot