A team of regional daily staff will play against colleagues from their weekly sister title in a charity challenge match hosted by the world’s oldest football club.
It will take place at the current home of Sheffield FC, the Coach and Horses Ground, in Dronfield, Derbyshire.
Sheffield, founded in 1857, are recognised as the oldest club now playing association football.
The club, who currently compete in the Northern Premier League Division One South, have donated their home and away kits for next season for the Star and Telegraph teams to wear during the match.
The game has been organised by Johnston Press employees Levi Haughton, Karl Wiley, Jozeph Secker and Sarah Williamson.
Media sales advisor Karl said: “I had had the idea of organising a company football tournament for a while. “I mentioned the idea to manager and they loved the idea so we went about getting it sorted.”
He added: “Everyone is saying it is a bit of fun, but of course, everyone wants to win. We’re all friends and colleagues, but there has been lots of banter flying around about who is going to come out on top.”