ON June 29, 2019, a team of Swansea City AFC Legends will go up against local footballers from the Carmarthenshire area at Johnstown AFC.
Gareth Winston who has co-organised several charity football games over the past several years, including last year’s event in Carmarthen and quite recently a charity football game in Port Talbot last January, talked to the Herald.
“Each year we play these games there is always a good atmosphere” Winston said, “Not just with the local squad of players but the Swansea lads also.
“The Swansea lads love getting their boots on for the occasion but also like to have a get together because it’s not often they see each other.
“But for local lads to get together in the same squad rather than competing against each other shows the uniqueness of the day.”
Players such as Lee Trundle, Andy Robinson, Leon Britton and John Williams are all set to play their part in the game.
Former Swansea City striker John Williams told the Herald: “I look forward to playing in these types of games because we are doing something for a good cause and also it raises awareness.
“We travel from all corners of the county to put the shirt on again and I am very much looking forward to the game.”
One of the players for the local team Rob Hammond spoke of his excitement ahead of the game saying: “To play on the same pitch as the players I used to watch is amazing, Leon Britton was my hero growing up. I can’t wait for the day to come.”
The game will kick off at 2.30pm followed by a half time raffle. You pay what you can afford upon entry. After the game all the players will be located in the Poplars (The Pops) Pub in Johnstown.
The proceeds from the Game will go to the Len Johnrose Trust, which is a Trust fund set up for former Swansea City Player Lenny Johnrose who sadly has motor neuron disease.
The main sponsors of the event will be Oil4Wales, Teaching Autism, and RDH Contractors.