THE community of junior football will come together this weekend to honour one of the legends of the game.

St Roch's Football Club will host their Big Tam Burns Day on Saturday at James McGrory Park in Royston.

The event has been organised for the former manager of amateur side Blochairn Star and ex-St Roch's scout Tam Burns who is currently battling cancer.

It is hoped the match will raise funds which will go to Tam and his family.

St Roch's manager Andy Cameron explained Tam is also well-known for his charity work in the East End.

He said: "In the Garngad there has been lots of great players throughout the years. But football in the Garngad stopped for decades and big Tam was pinnacle in bringing amateur football back to the area with the contribution he made through the Blochairn Star.

"In addition, Tam contributed to what St Roch's Football Club are doing at the moment."

He added: "Tam has also been the catalyst for many charity events over the years and it would be great for anyone who knows him to contribute towards this great cause."

Candy fans and supporters of the cause will have to head down to James McGrory Park at 10am on Saturday for the fundraiser.

There will be several matches kicking off with St Roch's FC v Blochairn Star AFC.

A second match at noon will also feature legends including Possilpark comedian James English, who starred in Glasgow's reality internet show Glow.

Entry to the match, which is supported by SSMAFL and Network Private Hire, is £5 plus a donation.