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Katie Price to manage football team in memory of Joel Richards

Joel Richards was just 19 when he was killed. Credit: Family Handout

A charity football match will take place in memory of Black Country teenager Joel Richards who was shot dead in the Tunisia terror attack in 2015.

TV personality Katie Price will manage one of two teams playing at the home of Joel's favourite football team Walsall FC.

The 19-year-old died alongside his uncle and grandfather, when an extremist opened fire in the coastal resort of Port El Kantaoui near Sousse.

The match will raise money for the Smile for Joel charity set up in his name, which has already raised more than £60,000 for Victim Support.

Katie Price will be managing the 'Smiling Saddlers'. Credit: PA Images

It's difficult to imagine how the families involved coped with such a terrible event. I want the crowd to get behind both teams and make it a day to remember for all involved. I am sure it will be an emotional day, too. Joel was a remarkable young man.

– Katie Price

Singer and Coronation Street actor Shayne Ward will manage the opposition at the B

Other celebrities include Calum Best, Jamie O'Hara, Wayne Bridge, Simon Webbe and Lee Ryan.

Joel's mum Suzanne Evans and brother Owen Richards will also be in the crowd.

Owen comforts his mother Suzanne at a memorial service in Walsall. Credit: PA Images

It promises to be quite a day. We are hoping that all the celebrities will help us to raise money in Joel's name, playing the sport he loved best, at the home of the team he supported.

– Suzanne Evans

The friendly, which will also benefit Compton Hospice, will see the 'Smiling Saddlers' take on the 'Compton Wolves' with kick-off at 3pm.