Broads create Match for Manchester in aid of Manchester attack victims
Pontypridd Town joint-managers Dominic and Damien Broad alongside Matt Callanan and Dan Sargent of Blue Stag Media organised a ‘Match for Manchester’ in which celebrities took part in a nine-a-side match at the Vale Sports Arena to hep raise donations for the Manchester attack victims.
The event was collaboratively arranged between the four in order to raise funds for the Manchester Emergency Appeal which will aid the victims of the Manchester attack at the Manchester Arena last week.
The event saw a celebrity based outfit face up against a community team in a match at the Vale Sports Arena, which was kindly donated by Peter Griffiths for the event to take place. The Pontypridd Town managers managed the celebrity team, whilst Sergeant Gareth evans was in charge of the community side composed of players that took part in the Cohesion Cup at the Millenium Stadium recently.
The celebrity side included some reputable and famous Welsh sporting icons, including undefeated heavyweight boxer Joe Calzaghe, Welsh Olympian David Davies, who won silver at the 2008 Beijing games, former Welsh football international Matt Jones and ex Cardiff City player Roger Gibbons. They were joined by Jason Mohammad, the renown BBC pundit on Final Score and Scrum V, as well as Wynne Evans, a Welsh tenor who most famously played Gio Compario on the Go Compare adverts.
Ex Wales international goalkeeper and cap holder Neville Southall and Enzo Calzaghe were also in attendance to provide support for the event.
The match was free entry, and enabled members of the public to come and support the cause. There were donation boxes dotted around the venue, where other celebrities such as Enzo Calzaghe could be spotted.
The organisers would like to extend their thanks to all involved, to Peter Griffiths for letting them use the Vale Arena for the night, and to al who donated.
Donations are still being accepted at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/MatchForManchester and more information can be found on Twitter via the hashtag #MatchForManchester.