Dafabet sponsor A Match for Cancer

CELTIC  FC Foundation are delighted to announce Dafabet as a sponsor of ‘A Match for Cancer’ – this year’s charity game, which will take place at Celtic Park on Saturday, September 8, 2018, with a 2pm KO.

The match will see Celtic legend, Stiliyan Petrov and Liverpool midfielder, James Milner pull together opposing squads, and a number of former players are already lined up including Henrik Larsson, Lubo Moravcik, Hristo Stoichkov and Luis Garcia.

And there will be many more famous faces announced in the coming months, from the worlds of football and entertainment.

Every penny raised will be devoted to tackling cancer through three equal beneficiary charities – Celtic FC Foundation, the Stiliyan Petrov Foundation and the James Milner Foundation.

Dafabet are now entering their third season as main club sponsor, following a one-year stint as international betting partner.

Having also sponsored the Henrik’s Heroes v Lubo’s Legends charity match last year, Dafabet have continued to provide wonderful support to Celtic FC Foundation on a regular basis and have now cemented the partnership even further through sponsorship of ‘A Match for Cancer’.

Tony Hamilton, Chief Executive of Celtic FC Foundation said: “It’s fantastic news that Dafabet have, yet again, stepped up to get behind our efforts and I would like to thank all those involved for their magnificent support.

“Crucially, through the three beneficiary charities, this generosity will help us to have a positive impact on those suffering from cancer, and their families.”

John Cruces, Dafabet’s Head of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship, said: “It goes beyond saying that Celtic FC Foundation deliver a host of incredible projects both locally and worldwide. This particular match surrounds a subject that we’re sure everyone can relate to one way or another – given the horrendous impact cancer has on society.

“We’re very happy to give our support and thank all the players, staff and supporters who are all coming together to help the three charities tackle cancer.”

Tickets are now on sale to season ticket holders on a first come first served basis – maximum of four per person – priced at £14 for adults and £6 for concessions*. 

 Tickets are available to purchase online at, by calling 0871 226 1888** or by visiting the Celtic Ticket Office. The lower tier will be on sale in the first instance and Rail Seating does not apply to this match.

Remaining tickets will then go on general sale from 10am on Friday, June 29.

 Premium tickets (£30) and corporate packages (£135) are also available by calling 0871 226 1888** (Option 4) or emailing [email protected] 

Celtic FC Foundation will also be hosting a fundraising dinner – An Evening with Petrov and Milner – the night before the match, on Friday, September 7. This will take place in the Kerrydale Suite at Celtic Park.

Joining Stiliyan and James on the night will be a host of representatives from both charity match squads. Guests will enjoy an excellent three-course meal, auction, prize draw and after-dinner entertainment, in the company of a number of football and celebrity greats. The age limit is 18+.

Tickets are priced at £700 for a table of 10 or £70 per person and can booked via email [email protected] or telephone 0141 551 4321.

Mirroring the match, net proceeds of the dinner will be devoted to tackling cancer through Celtic FC Foundation (SC024648), The Stiliyan Petrov Foundation (1154131) and The James Milner Foundation (1146768).

* Concessions 65+/Under 16s.

** Calls cost 13p per minute, plus your phone company’s access charge. Booking fees apply online and via our sales line.