The inaugural 92 Club Relay is commenced on 2 February 2012 at Northampton Town . The event will see thousands of people taking part in a relay to all 92 football league grounds in the country. Individuals and organisations representing every walk of life will gain sponsorship to run, cycle, free run, skateboard, unicycle, rollerblade, swim or use any other man powered means possible to complete one leg of the journey.
The relay will be staged over 12 weeks between February and April 2012 and will cover a staggering 2200 miles across England and Wales. Organisers have gained the full support of the Premier League as well as securing match day appearances and baton change-overs at some of the biggest football clubs in the country, including Arsenal, Manchester City and Swansea.
The event has been established by anti-violence charity Always A Chance as a counter strike against the scenes of devastation witnessed across England in August 2011. The route will travel through many of the areas affected by the riots and provide an opportunity for society as a whole to stand together in the fight against violence.
Proceeds will go towards funding projects which work with young people who are either not in full time education or employment or have recently left custodial care, with the aim of providing them with an appropriate framework and platform to re-enter the educational system or take the first steps into the world of employment.
Always A Chance was established in memory of James Cooper and James Kouzaris who were tragically shot dead in Sarasota, Florida on April 16 2011. Our vision is a society in the UK free from violence and the endemic social factors which lead to violent crime.
The 92 Club Relay started in Northampton on 2 February and will arrive in Swindon on 19 February having visited 13 clubs on the way. The relay will finish where it started at Northhampton Town on 24 April.