Peter Whittingham Memorial Match | Cardiff City vs. Aston Villa
On Wednesday evening, Cardiff City will host Aston Villa in Peter Whittingham's Memorial Match at Cardiff City Stadium, 7pm KO!
There are two ways to watch this game:
- In Person - tickets are still available. Adults: £10, Concessions: £7, Juniors: £3. Click here to buy now!
- Live Stream - watch the game live on Cardiff City TV. Match passes are £7. Click here for full details!
Proceeds will be going towards the PW7 Foundation, established in Peter's memory.
HUDS ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT'S GAME
City boss Mark Hudson discussed the Peter Whittingham Memorial Match.
Our former captain began with a squad update for Wednesday night’s game.
“We've got some young players, who will be involved. Four of our Academy products will get to experience this fixture. Caleb Hughes, Joel Colwill, Morgan Wigley and James Crole will be in the squad, and will get game time.
"We'll be using the whole squad throughout the game. I've spoken with Villa, and they're bringing everyone, and we've got unlimited subs, so it will be an opportunity for all to get minutes within it.
"We do have a few injuries. The game will come too soon for Isaak Davies and Ebou Adams. Isaak isn't far off now though. He's completed everything with regards to the return to play protocols. He'll get minutes in our behind-closed-doors in-house game on Saturday. It’ll offer the safest environment to control his return. It's just too early on Wednesday.
“Obviously, Rubin and Sparky are still away. Callum O'Dowda and Callum Robinson won't be returning to the squad until later this week after their international duty earlier this month. So, they won't be involved.
"There is a chance of Moz (Sean Morrison) being available. We'll assess him again just before the match.”
Hudson played alongside Whitts during his entire time as a player for the Bluebirds. He added: "It's important that so many of us who knew and loved Peter can support the PW7 Foundation.
"Legends of our Club will be in attendance, and at a church service, in memory of Peter beforehand. We really appreciate their support.
"We created a video about Whitts and his legacy at our Club, which we showed to the group. A number of us were lucky enough to play or work with Pete. But we wanted to make sure everyone knew his impact. I was conscious that we needed to show all of our group and staff what he means to us and our Club.
"It's been quite an emotional build-up to this game. There is going to be a touching reunion between a lot of people who played with Pete or knew him and those who were closest to him. It's important for us to show our love for him.
"I'm looking forward to seeing our fans come and support his foundation and show their feelings about one of the greatest."
SEVENTH MINUTE APPLAUSE
Wednesday evening's match will be paused after seven minutes.
City and Aston Villa supporters are encouraged to join us in a minute of applause, as we remember our iconic number seven.
DONATING TO PW7 FOUNDATION
The PW7 Foundation was founded in 2021 by trustees and Peter’s close family members: Peter's wife Amanda, brother James, sister Rachel and mother Sally. It serves as a lasting legacy to Peter, dedicated to supporting three very special charities and their vital work.
If you would like to donate to the PW7 Foundation, visit: pw7foundation.co.uk