BROMSGROVE'S footballing firefighters are set to do battle with West Mercia Police this Friday night - but it's all for a good cause.

Both factions have challenged each other on the football pitch in memory of firefighter Del Bradley who died suddenly four years ago just prior to his retirement.

Firefighters representing Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service take on the Police at Bromsgrove Sporting's Victoria Ground, with kick-off scheduled for 6.30pm.

The players will be competing for the Cope Del Bradley Memorial Cup, which has been won by the fire service for the three previous years since the introduction of the annual fixture.

In addition to the football, there will be a live band performing in the Rousler Bar after the game.

Proceeds raised from the match will go to the Firefighters Charity, British Heart Foundation and the police rehabilitation centre at Flint House.

Bromsgrove Sporting chairman Mike Burke said: "We're delighted to support events like this. It's the second time we've staged this game and we hope they get plenty of support.

"We are limited to what we can do as regards the pitch as Worcester City groundshare with us, which means the pitch has to cope with between 60 to 70 games a season.

"However, we have a team of unpaid volunteers who work on the pitch all the year round and I cannot thank them enough.

"Without their support, we wouldn't be able to stage games like this."

Admission to the event is free.