Without the support of the former players, the Club Legends Cup would not be possible. Their input into the tournament has been phenomenal and each of the 6 Midlands Clubs have Ambassadors who are currently assembling players in time for the squad announcements in May!
The players wanted you to know what they thought about the tournament so see below what they have to say...
Former Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper & CLC ambassador Matt Murray said:
“I am very excited about being involved in this tournament. Fans always say that they can do better so this is perfect opportunity for them to show us in person!
I think it will be a memorable tournament for everyone involved and hopefully we will raise a huge amount of money for a great charity in the process. I look forward to lining up with some of my old teammates as well and you can be sure that we will want to win!”
Former Aston Villa midfielder & CLC ambassador Lee Hendrie said:
“I can’t wait for this tournament, to put the Claret & Blue shirt back on and take on our local rivals at an arena like the LG will be very special. The fans are the lifeblood of any football club and to have them playing such an integral part in the day will be a great reward for their loyal support over the years.
It's bringing the Midlands together and so what better charity to support than Cure Leukaemia who help save lives all over the region.”
Former Birmingham City Captain & CLC ambassador Darren Purse said:
“I’ve been behind this event from the start, I know it is going to be a memorable day supporting a great cause. The buzz you get from Derby matches is very special to both players and fans.
To experience those rivalries once more playing with the fans we once played for will be such a special experience and one I am really looking forward to.”
Chief executive of Cure Leukaemia James McLaughlin said:
“We’ve been blown away by the support and enthusiasm shown by the players when we approached them about this idea. It will be an event that is totally unique and hopefully one to treasure for the lucky fans that have the opportunity to play.
Cure Leukaemia are a Midlands charity so it made perfect sense to hold an event that will bring all ages and the whole region together.”
Cure Leukaemia's £1m Centre Appeal 2017