Fantastic response as Matthew Robinson and Daniel Vayro get ready to turn out for The Saddlers...THE 12 successful bidders from the Club Legends Cup fan auctions have been contacted to inform them they will be lining up alongside their heroes at the LG Arena on Saturday, July 12th.
Hundreds of fans submitted their bids to represent Aston Villa, Birmingham City, West Bromwich Albion, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Coventry City and The saddlers in the unique indoor football tournament that is taking place the day before the FIFA World Cup Final. The successful bids have raised nearly £15,000 for Midlands blood cancer charity, Cure Leukaemia.
The lucky winners will be playing with the likes of Lee Hendrie, Stiliyan Petrov, Darren Purse, Michael Johnson, Stephen Pressley, David Busst, Matt Murray, Jorge Leitao and many more legends from Midlands’ football, allowing them to become Legends for the day.
They will receive VIP treatment with an invitation to the exclusive after-party with the players and an appearance in the official event programme amongst the additional benefits on the day.
Chief Executive of Cure Leukaemia James McLaughlin said: “We are incredibly grateful for the generosity shown by football fans around the region and the money raised from these auctions will be worth £150,000 in potentially life-saving drugs.
“We know the fans will have an unforgettable experience safe in the knowledge their donation will directly help save the lives of leukaemia patients around the Midlands.”
Congratulations to Matthew Robinson and Daniel Vayro who have won the auction to represent The Saddlers. They will be joined by the following winners:
Aston Villa – Neil Murdock, Aaron Hodgson
Birmingham City – Richard Flanagan, Paul Mills
West Brom – Grant Oakley, Lee Jervis
Wolves – Paul Terry, Jake Everley
Coventry City – Jason Johnstone, Andy Burton
Tickets are on sale for the event priced at £10 for adults and £2 for Under-16s (plus booking fees) and can be purchased by clicking here or by calling 0844-338 8000.
All money raised from the day goes to Midlands blood cancer charity Cure Leukaemia - www.cureleukaemia.co.uk
Prior to the Club Legends Cup will be the FootieBugs Little Legends Cup featuring six regional kids teams and a Ladies Legends match between two top Midlands sides.
Away from the football there will be a host of fun activities around concourse areas of the LG Arena making it a great day out for the whole family.
Ray Graydon will be managing The Saddlers’ team, which will include the likes of Jorge Leitao, Pedro Matias and Zigor Aranalde. We encourage as many of you as possible to come along and support us at this exciting event.