One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson Set To Play First Football Match With Doncaster Rovers

One Direction hunk Louis Tomlinson is set to make his football debut later this month, after signing a football contract with Championship side Doncaster Rovers – for charity!

The ‘Little Things’ singer has been signed as a non-contract player by his home team and will play against Scunthorpe United Reserves on September 18, the Sunday People have reported.

The 21-year-old popstar says it’s a dream come true to play for his home town football club.

“This has always been a childhood dream for me,” he revealed, according to BBC Newsbeat. “I feel very honoured to have been asked to sign for Rovers.”

It’s a dream come true for Louis Tomlinson (WENN)

Before becoming a global star with the rest of the 1D boys, Tomlinson used to play for a pub side. Earlier this year he played at the Keepmoat with other celebs against Doncaster, raising thousands for children’s hospice, Bluebell Wood, in Sheffield.

The 1D stud recently tweeted his excitement to his 12M Twitter followers, @Louis_Tomlinson: “Amazing day for me, such an honour to be part of @drfc_official, who’s gonna come to a game?”

The gorgeous star will don the number 28 shirt during the 2013/14 season.

After the announcement, Doncaster’s manager Paul Dickov explained, “It’s fantastic and raises the profile of the club.”

Fear not Directioners – the band won’t be splitting up! The deal has been signed to raise money for charity.

A club spokesman added, “Louis will not make any money from this, his sole aim is to raise funds and awareness for this charity.”