Adam Woodyatt aiming for victory at the Liberty
30th May 2014
Adam Woodyatt is aiming for a milestone this weekend when he takes to the field at the Liberty Stadium.
The actor, best known for his role as Ian Beale in Eastenders, will captain one of the teams in Sunday's celebrity football match, with all proceeds going to SwansAid.
The 45-year-old is one of a number of big names to be playing this weekend, along with the likes of Danny Dyer, Nathan Cleverly and X-Factor winner Shayne Ward.
But Woodyatt, who is a huge Liverpool fan and has featured in several charity matches in the past, is hoping for a change of luck when he again pulls on the captain's armband.
"My track record is appalling," he said. "I don't think I've won one of these games yet but I've told them I want all the Welsh players on my team as I'm half Welsh by blood.
"It is going to be a great day nonetheless as all the money is going locally to SwansAid and the list of celebrities is just ridiculously long.
I'll be captaining one of the teams and Danny Dyer, who plays Mick Carter in Eastenders, will be the other captain.
"We've got other cast members from Eastenders who are playing, as well as Rough Copy from last year's X-Factor, who are performing on the day."
"It's a great chance for everyone to get together on the Saturday night and then get up and play some football on a Sunday."
However, Sunday's game will not be Adam's first visit to SA1.
He visited the Liberty Stadium back in April for the visit of Chelsea and took part in the half-time penalty shoot out.
And he insists it will be a family affair this coming Sunday.
"I actually come to Swansea quite a lot as my daughter is studying at university," he said. "Whenever she needs a food parcel I'm usually dispatched there to sort it out, so it's like I'm coming home.
"Fortunately, there will be a Woodyatt on the pitch at all times when my son, who is a lot younger and fitter than myself, comes on to replace me - and he's a lot quicker than me!"
For those supporters yet to purchase their ticket for this weekend's must-see event, there is still time to do so.
Tickets can be booked online, via contacting 0844 815 6665 or in-person at the Ticket Office.
The Ticket Office will be open from 10am to 6pm on Thursday and Friday, 10am to 4pm on Saturday, and 10am until half-time on Sunday.
Tickets purchased online from Friday onwards will be available for collection from the Ticket Office only.