Play With A Legend

Through May and June I got to hook up with the team at Play With A Legend. What’s Play With A Legend you ask? Well, if you like football you should listen up. PWAL is an events company that organises football matches for you and your mates with – you’ve probably guessed this by now – footballing legends.

In May and June, before clubs rip up their pitches to get things sorted for next season, PWAL organise a series of stadium events that gives fans the chance to step out onto the hallowed turf and play a full game with the clubs’ ex-pros. It doesn’t end (or start) there though. Having shot about a handful of these events this year it’s the full package that makes the day for the participants; arriving at the players’ entrance, getting changed in the club dressing rooms, walking out onto the pitch through the tunnel, the half time team talk from your Legend captain, drinks and MOTM awards with the players in the club bar after the game, getting anything and everything signed, and, of course, some professional photos of the event from yours truly.

This year the team at PWAL decided to make the full set of high res photos available to download if the players make a minimum £15 donation to the Menunited Prostate Cancer campaign via its Just Giving page. A great initiative for a great cause and I’m thrilled to see they hit their target of £750.

 

When they’re not putting on events in stadiums PWAL run events up and down the country. Here’s a list of clubs and legends I got to work with, including an exciting trip to Selhurt Park. I got John Salako to sign my season ticket. Ooooooh Johnny Johnny!!!…

 WOLVERHAMPTON WONDERERS

  • Steve Bull
  • Andy Thompson

 CRYSTAL PALACE

  • John Salako
  • Hayden Mullins

 LEICESTER CITY

  • Matt Elliot
  • Muzzy Izzet

 LEYTON ORIENT

  • John Mackie
  • Gary Alexander

 SOUTHAMPTON FC

  • Matt Tissier
  • Brett Ormerod
  • Jason Dodd
  • Francis Benali

 

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