Scott Brown: it’s an absolute honour to be playing in charity match

HAVING called time on an outstanding international career, this weekend Celtic captain, Scott Brown won’t be joining up with his compatriots, instead he will be joining Stiliyan Petrov and a host of other famous faces on Saturday, at Celtic Park, to take part in ‘A Match For Cancer’.

Sponsored by Dafabet and Laduma, the match kicks off at 2pm and will see Celtic legend, Stiliyan and Liverpool midfielder, James Milner pull together opposing squads 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.

Following another fantastic derby victory last Sunday, Scott is now looking ahead to the charity match and was quick to hail the support of the Celtic fans.

He said: “The supporters were absolutely tremendous on Sunday, as they always are. They created a brilliant atmosphere as always, and their support gives the team a real boost.

“I have absolutely no doubt that they will get behind ‘A Match For Cancer’, they always do, and make it a really special occasion here at Celtic Park.”

Set to feature in Stiliyan Petrov’s squad for the match, Scott was keen to highlight his admiration for both Stiliyan and James Milner, as well as the causes which will benefit from the funds raised.

“Stiliyan and James have been outstanding footballers over the years but first and foremost they are both wonderful human beings. The work that their Foundations are doing is incredible.

“I know the devastation that is caused by cancer and the funds raised from this match will help to make a real positive difference to the lives of so many patients and their families.

“It’s an absolute honour to be playing my part and I’m looking forward to a great day.”

Tickets for A Match for Cancer are now on general sale, on a first come first served basis – maximum of 10 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.

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.

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.