McNAUGHTON BENEFIT GAME l DATE CHANGE
Move to allow Wales supporters to enjoy Irish trip...Having taken into account supporter feedback following Kevin’s recent visit to Cardiff City Stadium, it has been decided that the Kevin McNaughton Benefit Match will now take place on Sunday, 26th March 2017 and not Thursday, 23rd March as originally intended.
Following consultation between the Club, supporters and Kevin’s Benefit Game committee, a decision has been made to move the game so as to allow those travelling to Ireland to watch Wales in their World Cup qualifier on Friday, 24th March will have sufficient time to return home to pay tribute to Kevin having enjoyed their stay in Dublin to the full.
It has been confirmed by Kevin’s committee that the game will kick-off at 3pm and will be played between two McNaughton XIs – featuring Bluebirds past and present, some of whom will be returning to Cardiff City Stadium for the very first time since leaving us.
Tickets are on sale from the Cardiff City Ticket Office now, with an early-bird option available. They are, as follows:
Early-Bird (for tickets purchased prior to match-day)
£10 Concessions (seniors, 16-21yrs and students 25 and under):
£3 Juniors (U16):
£8 Concessions (seniors, 16-21yrs and students 25 and under):
Speaking ahead of kick-off on his return to South-Wales for City’s triumphant Severnside derby with Bristol City, Kevin said: “I’ve been in contact with some former teammates so we’ll hopefully get some old faces down here for the match.
"It will be a real highlight for me and it’s something to really look forward to. We’ve chatted about it for a while now, so it’s been good to get a date down and get the ball rolling on that front.
“I spoke to Thommo [Steven Thompson] and he said he’s definitely going to come down for it. There are a few boys who are not playing at the moment, the likes of Darren Purse, who definitely want to get involved as well.
“It is early stages, but everyone that I’ve spoken to has been really positive about it, so we should get a few down for a good little game together.”
Supporters wishing to ask Kevin's committee any questions relating to the game can do so by emailing SuperKev@violafc.com
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