Celtic FC Foundation are delighted to confirm they have teamed up with LFC Foundation to bring you a fantastic Legends Charity Match on Saturday, March 25, 2023 (KO: 3pm.).
For the very first time at Anfield, Liverpool Legends will face a team of Celtic Legends – two clubs which are linked by players, managers and, of course, a much-loved shared football anthem in ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone.’
The fixture will be managed, hosted and delivered by LFC Foundation, in association with Forever Reds, and Celtic FC Foundation have the honour of providing the opposition squad.
And 100 per cent of the match proceeds have been committed to good causes and beneficiaries will include Celtic FC Foundation, Forever Reds (the official LFC former players association which, among other things, provides support to the club’s former players in need of care) and a range of programmes delivered by LFC Foundation and their partner organisations including schools, inclusive sports, social action, health and wellbeing and food poverty.
To date, the previous six LFC Foundation Official Legends Charity Matches held at Anfield have raised a total of £5m for the Reds’ charity and its partners to fund their incredible work.
Matt Parish, chief executive of LFC Foundation, said: “We are pleased to announce our seventh home Official Legends Charity Match against Celtic Legends next year and we are very much looking forward to welcoming the LFC family to Anfield for a fun-filled afternoon.
“I’m always overwhelmed by the support and generosity we receive that enables us to support more children, young people, and families in underserved communities across the Liverpool City Region and beyond thorough our programmes and our charity partners.
“Both clubs have a shared history and I’ve no doubt that the Legends will put on a fantastic and competitive display of football for all to enjoy. “
Celtic FC Foundation Chief Executive, Tony Hamilton, said: “It’s an honour for us to work with Matt and his team at Liverpool FC Foundation on this charity match, as we celebrate a wonderful relationship between the two clubs.
“We are very grateful to be confirmed as one of the beneficiaries of the match proceeds as this will make a huge difference to our work challenging poverty and promoting inclusion.
“And we look forward to bringing together a host of Celtic favourites to take on their Liverpool counterparts on March 25 in what I’m sure will not only be a wonderful spectacle but also a hugely heart-warming occasion filled with special memories.”
Tickets for the charity match are priced at £27 for adults, £7 for juniors and £17 for over 65s.
Liverpool season ticket holders have exclusive access to tickets in the first instance but an area has been set aside for Celtic supporters and tickets will go on sale – through Liverpool FC – at 1pm on Thursday, December 15.
Look out for full details on how to access those tickets later this week, and we also look forward to bringing you news on the first sign ups for the Celtic Legends squad.