Cambridge United are delighted to confirm further details of this weekend’s celebration of former U’s players, delivered in collaboration with Cambridge United Former Players’ Association.
This Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two fixture against Mansfield Town will see the biggest gathering of ex-U’s at the Abbey Stadium since March 2013, when a team of United legends took on Dion Dublin’s Allstars to mark the centenary year of the club.
The day will include an opportunity for supporters to mingle alongside their former heroes both before and after the match, whilst the stadium will collectively be given the opportunity to show it’s appreciation as each legend is introduced to the crowd at half time.
Schedule for the day:
Pre-match – 2pm – Former Players available to meet in the Abbey Arms (Behind Main Stand)
Half-Time – Former Players introduced to the Abbey
Post-match – Former Players available to meet in the Dion Dublin Bar/Premier Travel Suite
Approximately 30 ex-players, representing eras from the 1950s to the present day, will be present to renew old friendships and make new ones, in a Cambridge United Former Players’ Association (CUFPA) gathering.
CUFPA, which was set up in 2015 and is managed by 100 Years of Coconuts, has more than 160 members drawn from almost every era of United history. Chaired by legendary 1960s goalkeeper Rodney Slack, it offers members a website, newsletters, occasional get-togethers and, most importantly, a means of keeping in touch with old friends, teammates and other members of the extended U’s family.
Some of the great teams of the 1960s will be particularly well represented, and the names of Gerry Baker, Bryan Boggis, Peter Bowstead, Terry Eades, Graham Felton, Brian Grant, Roly Horrey, Wes Maughan, Vic Phillips and Rodney Slack would look good on any teamsheet.
Meanwhile, for a slightly younger generation the King of the Abbey, Paul Wanless, will return to join the celebration as well.
Tickets for Saturday’s match against Mansfield Town are available to purchase online here, in-store or by calling 01223 566 500.