VS Rugby squad of fans favourites for Sunday’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations
A Rugby side managed by previous manager Billy Jeffrey will take on a legends team of the current Premier League champions Leicester City for a 2pm kick-off at Butlin Road on Sunday (August 21)
The named visiting legends squad includes four players – Steve Walsh, Muzzy Izzet, Steve Guppy and Julian Joachim – with just short of 900 Foxes first team appearances between them as well as Matt Piper – sold by City for £3.5 million to Sunderland in 2002.
It also draws upon celebrities from the world of entertainment and other sports.
Kasabian guitarists Sergio Pizzorno and Chris Edwards are set to take part in the charity game, and England’s Rugby Union World Cup winning captain Martin Johnson and WBA International Boxing Champion Rendall Monroe also scheduled to play.
Valley’s probable squad includes one-time favourites Robbie Beard, Craig Herbert, Danny Hall, Chris Freestone, Mark Rosegreen, Mick Shearer and Terry Angus.
Previous manager Dale Belford is also set to make a quick return to Butlin Road between the sticks with the popular midfielder David Staff – who won the 2009 Sky One series of the Gladiators – also named.
Admission to the legends game is £6 for adults, £3 for concessions and £1 for children under 16.
The game is the first of a series of events to commemorate the club’s first competitive match in September 1956, and they will raise money for a variety of good causes including Rugby Myton Hospice, Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance, Friends of St Cross Hospital in Rugby and the Birmingham Children’s Hospital.