Aldershot Town is hosting its first full international - between England C and Nepal - at the EBB Stadium on May 6.

The club has worked closely with Aldershot’s large Nepalese community for a decade.

It raised more than £30,000 to help build two schools in Nepal after a 2015 earthquake, and an academy team went to Nepal with club director John Leppard for the Everest Cup.

Farnborough Airport, DXC and Himalaya Jet also helped bring the game to Aldershot.

Aldershot chairman Shahid Azeem said: “We’re really excited to welcome international football to Aldershot and the EBB Stadium.

“It will be a historic and fantastic occasion for the club and the town as a whole, and I’d like to thank all of those who have helped to arrange the game.

“The town is widely known as the home of the British Army and where the Gurkha Regiment has been stationed for over 100 years.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for the club to galvanise our local community and allow Aldershot Town to continue to be seen as a fully inclusive club.”

Laurence Jones, head of the National League System at the FA, said: “We are delighted to be welcoming the All Nepal Football Association to England as part of our friendship visit in May.

“Football has the unique power to bring communities together and it will be fantastic to engage with the large Nepalese community that live in the area, as well as the Gurkha Regiments based at the Aldershot Garrison.

“We look forward to welcoming everyone to the community events and football matches.”

The All Nepal Football Association said: “This match marks a significant milestone for Nepali football, providing a platform for our players to show their talent on an international stage.

“Moreover, we believe this friendly match indeed will be a valuable opportunity for our players to gain invaluable experience to learn and grow.

“We kindly request the Nepali community residing in the UK to join the match.

“Your presence will undoubtedly support and encourage our national team as they strive to deliver their best performance on foreign soil.”

Farnborough Airport chief executive Simon Geere said: “As long-standing contributors to and supporters of the local community, we are proud to be the community sponsor of this pioneering match.”

Hampshire FA chief executive Neil Cassar said: “Hampshire FA very much look forward to working with the FA, Army FA and Aldershot Town FC in hosting the match between the England C team and the Nepal national team at the EBB Stadium.

“This is a prestigious match for the region and will strengthen our community engagement programmes.”

Army FA chief executive Graham Brookland said: “The Army FA are proud to be involved in such a prestigious event.

“It is a privilege to be asked to support the FA, and with the support of the Brigade of Gurkhas we look forward to developing a relationship and engaging with the all Nepal national team.”

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