Charity game in memory of ex-Swan
30th May 2013
A charity game in memory of former Swansea City apprentice Stephen Healey will take place on Friday (May 31).
The match, between a Swansea University Legends side and the University's First XI, takes place at Sketty Lane to honour former Army Captain Healey, who died while on patrol in Afghanistan in May, 2012.
There is no admission fee for the game, but a collection will be made for Blind Veterans UK.
A former Swansea University student, Healey started his football career with the Swans before going on to skipper Llanelli.
Event organiser Jordan Pearson, who studied Sport Science at Swansea with Stephen, said: "This game had always been in the pipeline as a way to mark the 10th anniversary of Swansea University Men's First Eleven winning the British Universities Football Championship.
"The reunion took on a greater significance when Stephen, our former centre-half, was killed.
"Outside of his Army career, Stephen was an active supporter of Blind Veterans UK, an organising providing support, rehabilitation and training to ex-service men and women who have lost their sight on active duty or in later life.
"In honour of Stephen, all donations made at the match will be given to Blind Veterans UK's Llandudno Centre."
The game will kick off at 6.15pm at Sketty Lane Sports Field on Friday, May 31.