One Direction star Louis Tomlinson has signed as a footballer for his beloved Doncaster Rovers.
The 21-year-old, who once worked at the club as a hospitality waiter, has been issued with the number 28 shirt for the 2013/14 season. He has signed as a non-contract player in aid of Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice in Sheffield.
Tomlinson is a season ticket holder and took part in a charity match at Doncaster's Keepmoat Stadium last October.
Club chairman John Ryan wore number 28 when he became the oldest person to play
for a professional football club in England, aged 52 years and 11 months.
He said: "I am honoured to let Louis play in my number to help raise money for
the charity. I wore this in 2003 for my record beating appearance at Hereford
and this is the first time I have allowed it to be used since but I felt this
was a good cause."
Claire Rintoul, chief executive of the hospice, said she was "thrilled and
delighted" about the signing.