ON Saturday, May 26, a team of Swansea City legends will take on a team from Carmarthenshire in a special match to raise funds for the Swans4Cancer foundation.
With the match only a couple of days away, excitement is building for what should be a memorable afternoon.
This year the game will be played at Richmond Park, the home of Welsh Premier League side Carmarthen Town.
Gareth Winston, one of the Co-Organisers, explains how the game came to be saying: “The previous game we had in Johnstown went superbly, to the point where the Swansea lads were asking for another game to be done, that’s how much they enjoyed it.
“Myself and Andrew Thomas, who is a co-organiser, decided that we should do another in Carmarthen because of the success we had raising money for the Swans4Cancer organisation.
“We Spoke with Mark from Swans4cancer who was happy for us to do it and that was it really.
“There was a lot of work and organising that went into the game in Johnstown and when we had an opportunity to utilize Carmarthen Town’s Richmond Park ground we decided it was the right thing to do because of their facilities and the location.
“The squad of players that we have generated for the local team are from across Carmarthenshire and all have been involved in local football.
“I speak with some of the Swansea players on the whatsapp and they are all interested in playing again. I think they have a squad of around 18 so far.
“Without giving too much away on who is playing let’s just say that they will have a very strong squad and our local side will have their work cut out”.
Players such as Lee Trundle, Mark Clode, Kristian O’Leary, John Williams, and John Cornforth are just some of the players playing in the game.
Guests for the local team will include former Derby County player Deon Burton and former Nottingham Forest strike Dele Adebola.
The match day sponsor will be the hangout cafe in Llandeilo.
The Carmarthenshire locals’ shirt sponsor will be RDH Contractors from Llandybie, and sponsoring the Swansea City Legends shirts will be ex-Swansea city and Chelsea striker Leon Knight’s company, Knightsmartcompany.com, which specialises in developing child tracking watches for parents.
Ahead of the match the Herald spoke to former Swansea players John Williams who told us: “I was part of the survival time that stayed up in the third division and this game is for a good cause and I’m happy to be a part of it.
“It’s nice to be invited for something that’s a worthy cause. This is the third time I have played the event but it’s about giving something back to the community. Swansea was a massive part of my life and although they aren’t directly involved it’s about putting on that shirt and it’s nice to give something back.”