City Legends To Mark Launch Of Fans' Trust

Last updated : 29 August 2008 By Michael Morris

Fans' favourites Andy Legg and Jason Perry will be joined at the Electricity Club, Pontcanna, Cardiff, (7.30pm) by former Premiership referee Keith Cooper. Actor and TV presenter Jonathan Owen, who will also present his film on what it means to be a Cardiff City supporter during the evening ,and Media Wales soccer writer Steve Tucker are the other panellists. BBC Wales sports presenter and journalist Rob Phillips will keep order and act as panel chair.

Phil Dwyer, the club's record appearance holder, will also be present with representatives from Supporters Direct, the government backed group which provided practical support to help establish the Trust.

The Football Association has also agreed that the FA Cup will be at the event. Supporters will able to take photographs alongside the famous trophy between 6pm and 7pm. There may also be other opportunities during the evening to take photographs.

The popular Cardiff City film by Jonathan Owen, first broadcast before the FA Cup Final, will be screened again on the night. Jonathan will introduce his film.

The panel session forms part of an evening when Cardiff City supporters will learn more about the Trust, and be able to sign up as members of the newly formed organisation. Full details of the types of membership will be available on the night but rates start at £12 a year for an individual and £24 a year for family membership which includes up to two adults and unlimited children under 16.

Paul Corkrey of Treharris, Merthyr Tydfil, acting chair of the Trust said: "A lot of hard work has gone into establishing a Supporters' Trust for Cardiff City fans over the last eight months. I would urge all supporters who care about the future of the club to come along to what should be a lively and entertaining evening with some Cardiff City legends, and, of course, to sign up as Trust members."

Admission to the event is free and the venue has a fully licensed bar and extensive car parking available.