The 2015 Club Legends Cup was officially launched to the media this week in the public space of BBC WM 95.6 with the victorious Birmingham City skipper from 2014 Darren Purse, Coventry’s David Busst and Wolves’ Jody Craddock in attendance.
This year’s event in aid of blood cancer charity Cure Leukaemia will see the East Midlands Clubs meet the West Midlands for ‘Derby Day’ at the Barclaycard Arena on Saturday July 11th from 2-6pm.
Former stars from Aston Villa, Birmingham City, West Bromwich Albion, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Coventry City, Leicester City, Derby County and Nottingham Forest will team up with lucky fans for 15 exciting 6-a-side matches at the prestigious venue.
Once again there are three places in each squad up for grabs for fans that want to become legends for the day, join in the dressing room banter or even score the winning goal on the night. Now open, the auctions for these places close at midnight on Sunday May 31st when the top three bids for each team will be invited to take part. To place a bid go to www.ClubLegendsCup.co.uk.
Ambassadors for their respective clubs, Purse, Busst and Craddock were interviewed by official media supporters the Birmingham Mail and live on BBC WM 95.6 and encouraged fans to buy their tickets and bid to play with them on July 11th.
BBC WM 95.6 Launch with Darren Purse and Jody Craddock
“we were all delighted with how the event went in 2014 and to raise £50,000 was an amazing achievement. Let’s hope this year with the East Midlands involved we can take it to the next level and raise even more money. The groups are setup to make sure all the big derby matches are played so I’m sure it will be a great spectacle for the fans.”
“my son Toby has leukaemia and he is coming to the end of his three year treatment so I know first hand how important the work Cure Leukaemia supports is to people like Toby. It’s great that under-16s can go to the event for free and adults can get in for just £12 so I’d urge all fans to buy a ticket and help support this great cause.”
BBC WM 95.6 Launch with David Busst
“the fans who played with us in 2014 were fantastic and anyone who comes into our team this year is guaranteed a great experience I can promise that! It’s a win-win situation, you get the chance to play alongside your heroes and you know the money is going to a fantastic cause so I’d urge fans of all these teams to get bidding!”
To buy your tickets for the Club Legends Cup visit the Ticket Factory website HERE >
To bid for your place alongside your legends, visit the Club Legends Cup website HERE >
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