YORK City FC Foundation Regional Talent Club’s manager will jump out of a plane in order to raise money for the club.

The extraordinary challenge will see club manager Rosie Todd jump from a distance of 15,000ft on Friday.

Todd is hoping to raise money for the York City Foundation RTC, which delivers elite girls football development programmes in the city.

She explained: “While we were off and unable to train, myself and the management team were thinking about fundraising ideas and I thought, ‘What about a skydive?’.

“It was something we have never looked at before and is completely different.

“More so now, in the current climate, we are doing our best to raise money to help develop our players and coaches as much as we can.

“I have always enjoyed adventure activities and wanted to do a skydive, but have never braved doing one before now.

“I thought I could mix doing something I have wanted to do with fundraising for the RTC.

“At the minute, I am not nervous although, I think that could change very quickly.”

Normality is slowly beginning to resume at the club as all sporting organisations feel the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

“Since COVID-19 hit us, things at York City Foundation RTC have been very different,” added Todd.

“We started the season off purely online where we did analysis, psychology and nutrition.

“Then we have slowly started to return to our normal training schedule where the players are in three times a week, and then on a weekend for matches.”

To donate to Rosie’s cause, visit: www.donate.giveasyoulive.com/fundraising/sponsored-skydive-for-york-city-fc-foundation-regional-talent-club