Ex-Gunner Ian Selley can today be confirmed as the latest player to participate in the Neil Warnock Legends match as part of our 150th year anniversary celebrations. The former Arsenal midfielder won the Cup Winners Cup during his time at Highbury, before spells at Fulham and Wimbledon. Ian went on to play nearly a hundred times for Woking scoring nineteen goals. An interesting fact about Selley, is that he appeared for Arsenal the last time they named an all English side, back when they played Wimbledon, in April 1994. Do you, or your business want to have your name associated with a former European Cup winner, or are you a secret Arsenal fan? You know who to speak to, sponsorship details below.
Omer Riza is ready for action, as he joins the Premiere League eleven line-up for the event. The former Arsenal youth forward, who managed Leyton Orient as well as playing for West Ham United, Histon and Shrewsbury Town has certainly enjoyed a varied career, which currently sees him working in the Watford academy set up. Capped once by the Turkey B team equivalent, Riza gives a little bit of international flavour to proceedings. Jump aboard the Trinity train with a sponsorship today, or if not, at least book your tickets for the event, come along and be part of the celebration.
Luke Chadwick broke into the Manchester United first team as a youngster, making 25 appearances for the Old Trafford giants. Loans at Royal Antwerp, Reading and Burnley, Luke made permanent moves to West Ham United and Cambridge United amongst others in an eighteen year playing career. A former England Youth International, Luke now runs the Football Fun Factory, one of the UK’s leading football coaching providers with a philosophy based on fun and life skills. Luke is now kindly sponsored for match by Glenn Hill.
David Thompson is a former Liverpool midfielder, who was forced to retire at the age of 29, before forging a career in the media and taking his coaching badges. As well as his time at Liverpool, he spent time on loan at Swindon Town, and permanent moves to Coventry City and Blackburn Rovers yielded well over 120 appearances. Thompson has always had an eye for goal, with a 2 in 7 ratio for the England U21s and 17 in 69 for the Sky Blues. Birkenhead born Thompson will be looking to get amongst the goals on June 3rd, when he appears for the Premier League eleven against Neil Warnock's side. David is sponsored for the game by building firm Booth Construction.
Wigan born former Manchester United and AFC Bournemouth midfielder Russell Beardsmore is another of the all-star names committing to our Neil Warnock Legends anniversary event. During his time at the Red Devils at the start of the 90s, Beardsmore was part of the squad that won the FA Charity Shield, European Cup Winners Cup and European Super Cup. Not a bad treble to put your hands on, in around fifty games for the Old Trafford outfit! Still involved in the game today, Russell currently coaches in the Manchester United Academy, having previously held similar positions at Bolton Wanderers and former club, The Cherries.
Many of today's announced players are now available for sponsorship, priced at £200 per player. Your sponsorship of a player includes one standard match entry, a signed shirt from that player, a meet and greet, photo opportunity, and a mention in the matchday programme. To book your sponsorship, or to sponsor any of the players available, listed below, please contact Dave Horsley on 07971 022024. A massive thank you to everyone who has sponsored a player so far, and to our event sponsors, of whom more will be announced in the coming days.
Ian Selley: Sponsorship available
Omar Riza: Sponsorship available
Russell Beardsmore: Sponsorship available
Olivier Bernard: Sponsorship available
Wes Hoolahan: Sponsorship available
Nick Culkin: Sponsorship available
Colin Hendry: Sponsorship available
Luke Chadwick sponsored by Glenn Hill
David Thompson sponsored by Booth Construction
Carlton Palmer sponsored by Max Batty
Pascal Chimbonda sponsored by Hannah Laws
Grant Holt sponsored by Karl Slack
Michael Dawson sponsored by Jason Edlington