ENGLAND Women's World Cup captain is to attend a football charity event in Salisbury.

Steph Houghton, who is captaining England at the Women's World Cup in France, will attend the National Walking Football Charity Event in Salisbury on Sunday, July 28.

The event is to raise funds for the Stephen Darby Motor Neurone Disease Foundation.

Stephen, was a professional footballer with Liverpool, and Bolton Wanderers among other teams, and was diagnosed with motor neurone disease last year.

As a result, he was forced to retire.

He then set up a foundation in his name to raise money to support people who are diagnosed with the disease.

All his old clubs are sending teams to represent them at the tournament.

Stephen also represented England at under-19 level and Steph Houghton MBE, current Manchester City and England captain, will be playing for a team that she has put together.

The organiser of the day Chris Christian said: "The support of the walking football community throughout the country in organising this event has been fantastic.

"We are looking forward to a really exciting day and hope to raise lots of money for Stephen's charity."

Salisbury will take on teams from Liverpool FC, Arsenal, Tottenham, Portsmouth and a host of other league clubs in a tournament at Salisbury Rugby Club.