We had a comprehensive plan for a five event sports tour walk, the Steps 4 Stephen UK Sports Tour set up for the spring and summer of 2020. However the Coronavirus has meant that we must now defer this to 2021. Many of those committed to the Sports Tour expressed a desire to find some way to show their support for Stephen Darby, Chris Rimmer and the Darby Rimmer MND Foundation. So we are now planning the Darbs Goes Home event for Saturday August 29 and Sunday August 30. This is a virtual walk mirroring journey from Swindon Town to Liverpool calling at Notts County, Bradford City, Rochdale and Bolton Wanderers along the way.

The virtual nature of this walk is that we will have participants taking place all through that weekend walking stages within their family groups or social distancing with a small group of friends. We are looking to recruit over 500 walkers across the UK and beyond to show their support for Stephen and the Foundation. We are hoping then many ex-footballers will join the event too. Check out our promotional video below.


Darbs Goes Home is a virtual walk. We have mapped out a route between Swindon Town and Liverpool. This 290 mile trek also calls at Stephen’s other four professional clubs along the way. Our aim is to bring groups of walkers together to complete that full distance over the weekend of August 29/30. 

Walkers are already signed up for this event to walk stages in London, Liverpool, Barrow in Furness, Manchester, Edinburgh, Wakefield, Glasgow, Spain, Greece, Portugal and the USA.