HORSFORTH St Margaret’s FC is continuing its centenary celebrations with a charity evening featuring Leeds United’s Director of Football.

Victor Orta, the man credited with bringing Marcelo Bielsa to Leeds, will be in conversation with Horsforth St Margaret’s media officer Gary McVeigh-Kaye in the event on October 14 to raise money for Young Minds. Members of the audience will be able to put questions to the man who oversaw Leeds’ return to the Premier League. Gary McVeigh-Kaye will discuss Victor Orta’s rise from schoolboy football fan in Madrid to being in charge of footballing matters at a Premier League team.

Established in 1921, Horsforth St Margaret’s FC is now one of the largest grassroots football clubs in the UK, with more than 100 boys and girls teams, as well as open age men’s and women’s teams, bringing together more than 1000 players.

Mr McVeigh-Kaye said “We are very proud to be celebrating our Centenary by raising important funds for Young Minds. As a football club we are very mindful of the positive impact that sport can play in a young person’s mental wellbeing. It is exciting that Victor Orta has agreed to visit us and answer fans’ questions. Victor is an important part of Leeds United’s recent success I’m sure many of our coaches will be seeking to take some inspiration from his tremendous passion for football.”

The club has held a number of centenary events, including two charity matches against celebrities. It also received congratulations from Marcelo Bielsa, who sent the club “A special greeting full of gratitude to all the coaches, players and staff of the Horsforth St Margaret’s Football Club for their 100 years of dedicated work.”

Mr McVeigh-Kaye said “We were thrilled that An Evening with Victor Orta sold out in a few days and we have raised well over £1000 for Young Minds. Our club is an important part of local community and we are thrilled to be able to welcome so many members of our community to our clubhouse for this event.”