Swans spread festive cheer

18th December 2018

The Swans provided some Christmas cheer to the local kids of Swansea during a special party at the Liberty Stadium.

The annual event was staged for hundreds of children who have spent time at the Dyfed Ward of Morriston Hospital throughout the year, plus other deserving youngsters from the local community.

Organised by the Swans along with nursing staff at Morriston Hospital and local businessman Phil Lake, the Christmas bash once again proved a big success as the players met youngsters for photos, autographs and a chat.

Swans skipper Leroy Fer was part of the squad in attendance, and he underlined the importance of the event.

“It was great to see so many children at the party – every year the players really look forward to meeting them and everyone had a fantastic time,” said the Dutch midfielder.

“What happens on the pitch is very important, of course, but this club has the community at its heart. We are a family at Swansea City, and events like this are so important to us.

“I remember meeting my hero Patrick Kluivert when I was a kid, and it meant the world to me. So I know how much the kids look forward to this event.”

Striker Oli McBurnie also enjoyed meeting junior Jacks at the event.

He added: "We know how important the community is for the football club and vice versa, so this is just a small way of giving something back.

"For the kids it's great to meet footballers who they watch at the Liberty and on TV. When I look around the party, I can see the players having just as much fun as the kids and families.

"This party will help kick off the festive season in good fashion, and hopefully everyone will have a fantastic Christmas."