Swansea City holds Maggie’s Matchday

Saturday 03 February 2024

Swansea City AFC dedicates championship match to Maggie’s Swansea, holding ‘Maggie's Matchday’ to raise awareness and funds for the centre.

The Maggie's Matchday is the latest event in the championship club’s 'Tackling Cancer Together' campaign, which was launched in August when Maggie’s became Swansea City’s official partner for 2023-24.

Limited edition signed Maggie’s football shirts for auction

As part of the campaign, the Swansea players wore a unique home kit for the match against Plymouth Argyle that featured the Maggie's logo next to the club crest.

The one-off signed shirts were later auctioned and raised £7,680 for Maggie’s Swansea, with a further £1,300 raised in matchday collection bucket donations.

The Maggie’s logo is already displayed on Swansea’s third-kit shorts, but thanks to special permission from the English Football League, the emblem is front and centre of the Maggie’s Matchday home kit shirts for this match.

Touching tribute on Maggie’s warm-up T-shirts

Swansea City players warmed up wearing orange Maggie’s T-shirts, each printed with the name of a friend of the club who has been affected by cancer.

Goalkeeper Carl Rushworth said: “Everybody knows somebody who’s been affected by cancer or someone who has sadly passed away because of it.

“Wearing the shirts and having names of loved ones on the back of them is massive for the players, and also for the fans in bringing the community together.”

Legends of the club Alan Curtis and Kev Johns are amongst those to be recognised on the warm-up shirt. They became ambassadors for Maggie’s after experiencing the support provided at the centre following their respective cancer diagnoses.

Maggie’s volunteers and centre visitors were guards of honour for the match, welcoming the two teams onto the pitch. They also sported Maggie’s T-shirts, while Swansea City fans were encouraged to wear orange, pink, or the club’s pink ‘Tackling Cancer Together third shirt.

The design of the third-kit shirt features spots of various colours representing some of the most common types of cancer.

“It's a shirt we are immensely proud to wear," says Matt Grimes, Captain of Swansea City.

“We want to raise as much awareness as possible. Everyone needs support and the support Maggie's give people who are going through the toughest of times is unbelievable.”

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