Tate to donate a slice of testimonial proceeds
Alan Tate is to donate a portion of the funds raised from his testimonial to good causes in Swansea and his native County Durham.
Tate’s stellar Swans career will be celebrated at the Liberty Stadium on Wednesday night (7pm) when his Swansea City Legends side take on a Manchester United Legends XI.
And Tate has revealed how some of the proceeds for the game will go to causes which are close to his heart.
“I want to sit down with Swansea Council and East Durham Council to have a chat about what we can do,” Tate said.
“And I would also like some money to go to local junior football in Swansea as well as the Russell Foster League in Durham, which is where I played my football growing up.
“I am not sure yet exactly what we will do in Swansea. It could be that we buy trophies or supply kits or spend some money on facilities.
“I want to help out in some way because I know it’s not an easy job running junior football teams.
“I also want to speak to the council about general facilities for young kids, not just football-related stuff.
“It will be the same back in Murton, where I grew up. It could be the football field or the cricket field or the playground.”
A host of past and present Swans favourites are set to feature in Tate’s testimonial.
Leon Britton, Angel Rangel, Garry Monk, Roberto Martinez, Andy Robinson, Lee Trundle, James Thomas, John Williams, Adrian Forbes, Roger Freestone, Ferrie Bodde, Mark Gower, Sam Ricketts, Kristian O’Leary, Gerhard Tremmel, Kevin Austin and Alan Curtis are all due to be part of a team which will be managed by Brendan Rodgers and Brian Flynn.
The likes of Dwight Yorke, Denis Irwin, Wes Brown, Clayton Blackmore, Quinton Fortune and Darren Fletcher are to play for United, the club where Tate started his career.
Tickets for Tate’s testimonial are priced £12 for adults and £6 for children.
They are available through the Liberty Stadium website here https://www.eticketing.co.uk/ssmc/Events/Index at the ticket office in person or by phone on 0844 815 6665.
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