A TEAM of football loving dads will take on Wolves legends next month in a bid to raise funds for a life-saving defibrillator for their ground.

Halesowen Town Colts Parents XI will battle against Wolves Allstars, a team boasting the likes of Wolves legends Mel Eves, Jody Craddock, Karl Henry and Seyi Olofinjana on September 8.

The showdown at Churchill & Blakedown Sports and Recreational Ground aims to raise up to £2,000 to fund a defibrillator, inspired by young Halesowen player Caden Marsh, who lives with a heart condition.

Caden was diagnosed aged one with a biscupid aortic valve, a condition that needs regular monitoring at Birmingham Children's Hospital.

Caden's mum, Michelle Marsh, said: "His breathing is sometimes difficult so we have to keep an eye on him, but he carries on as normal, he loves his football."

Michelle and nine-year-old Dudley Wood Primary pupil Caden will be at the game, cheering on the dads.

Rob Baker, aged 38, whose son Harvey also plays for the junior Yeltz, decided to get a group of dads together to raise cash to ensure the life-saving kit is in the ground in an emergency.

He explained: "As parents of the young players, we talked about raising money to install this equipment and we came up with the idea of facing The Allstars.

"We had in mind a game and I've played against these fellas before, so we got together in January and started training."

The dads had never played together before, but the experience has inspired them to set up a team.

Caden's dad Matt will be joining the match in a bid to raise as much money as possible for a kit that could one day save a life.

Rob added: "It should be a good day, we are going to try and make it an annual event, maybe play West Brom next year."

Doors open at midday for a 2pm kick off and tickets are available to buy on the door.