Former Players' Association...

Cardiff City FC supports new Former Players’ Association

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Ahead of our 125th year the Club is supporting a new initiative to unite those who have worn the shirt and promote friendship, belonging and pastoral support…

It’s with great pleasure that we can announce that Cardiff City Football Club are supporting the launch of a new Former Players' Association.

The FPA has five key purposes, namely:

  1. To unite those male and female players who have worn the shirt and recognise the valued contribution that they have made to the club.
  2. To promote friendship, pastoral support, and practical assistance to members in need.
  3. To recognise and mark special occasions in the club’s history.
  4. To reconnect supporters with club legends from years gone by.
  5. To reacquaint former players with Club community and support schemes, including Cardiff City Foundation and Cardiff City Disabled Supporters’ Association.

Cardiff City FC Executive Director & CEO, Ken Choo, said of the re-launch: “We are delighted to help support this initiative to reconnect our former players with the Club. These legends and icons are part of Cardiff City’s rich history, and their contributions will be forever valued. We want them to feel welcome and that they will always be a huge part of our Club.”

Damon Searle in action for City...

The FPA’s Interim Board will consist of former players Roger Gibbins, David Giles, Lee Jarman, Gary Bell and Damon Searle; Cardiff City Medical Director, Professor Len Nokes; Club Historian and Journalist, Terry Phillips; and will be supported by senior Club executives.  The board are also actively seeking a Women’s Team representative and expressions of interest are welcome.

Each month, former players signed up to free FPA membership will receive a digital newsletter highlighting upcoming fixtures, events and key club news. Further detail will be replicated via the Club’s matchday programme and official communications channels, with FPA fund-raising opportunities also promoted.

Roger Gibbins alongside Glenn Hoddle...

Speaking ahead of the launch, Interim Chair Roger Gibbins said: “Ever since I joined this fantastic Club in 1982, I have seen first-hand how important it is for the Club as a whole to be working towards a common goal. I have been keen to establish a FPA for many years now, as I think it is so important for a football team and its community to stay connected with their former players. I’m extremely excited we can do this, especially for our supporters who identify with the history of the Club and really love to see former players returning, bringing back fond memories of past glory days. I am so pleased to have the Club leading the way with this initiative. I believe it is going to be something that will be welcomed by everyone associated with Cardiff City Football Club. We have a variety of exciting ideas to showcase with the support of the Club and its supporters. We can’t wait to share them with you all.”

Former players wishing to become members of the FPA are requested to fill in the registration from HERE.

Former players who are not online can also contact Roger directly by calling 07808 787901 or by emailing

Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For all enquiries of this nature, email