Gaughan aims to hit bars across the world

So close: Click to watch Joe Gaughan's crossbar challenge attempt. You need to be one of his Facebook friends to view it.

So close: Click to watch Joe Gaughan’s crossbar challenge attempt. You need to be one of his Facebook friends to view it.

Global call: Joe Gaughan is aiming to raise £1,000.

Global call: Joe Gaughan is aiming to raise £1,000.

Silsden old boy Joe Gaughan is circling the world for charity.
Stop Out SC striker Gaughan has issued a global challenge from New Zealand and is keen to see Keighley area clubs and players get involved to raise money for the Dreams Come True charity.
In his Facebook plea, Gaughan is urging players to take on his Worldwide Crossbar Challenge – hitting the crossbar from the halfway line – to raise £1,000 for the British-based charity.
Dreams Come True fulfils the dreams of terminally ill children and young people aged between two and 21.
A dream can be anything from swimming with dolphins to meeting a celebrity.
Screen Shot 2014-07-29 at 12.37.08Gaughan said: “Whatever it may be, the experience of fulfilling a dream has a profound impact and one I hope we can all be involved in, in some way or another.”
Gaughan, who moved to the other side of the world last March, has stipulated that anyone nominated to take part has 24 hours to do the challenge and then has to donate to his JustGiving page before passing on the challenge to five more players.
He said: “Please remember to donate and try raise as much money as possible, and also try make this a worldwide challenge. Please remember to share my Just Giving link so people know where to donate.
Screen Shot 2014-07-29 at 14.07.01“You are able to take as many shots at hitting the bar but I would appreciate it if you could donate £1 per shot.”
Gaughan was filmed trying his luck at the challenge, landing the ball on the net in a near miss.
His nominees include Chesterfield’s former Oakworth goalkeeper Tommy Lee, fellow Stop Out team mate Matty Everard, Shaw Lane Aquaforce’s Matty Moore and Silsden’s Joe Mitchell.

    Why not try it as a pre-match or training event for the whole team? Film your efforts and Keighley Kicks will show them – email your videos to

To sponsor Gaughan, visit his Just Givingpage, here. You can donate via credit card or PayPal.

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