Showing our support for celebrity football match.

3 May 2016

Whilst the Bank Holiday Weekend saw history being made for Leicester City FC, on the other side of the Severn Bridge, a celebrity football team captained by TV host Gethin Jones beat Welsh rugby legend Martyn Williams ‘Egg Chasers’ nine goals to one. 

The football match, held at BT Sport Arms Park, home of the Cardiff Blues, took place to raise money for cancer centre Velindre of which Martyn Williams is a patron.

As the Official Match Ball Sponsor, Mercieca helped the captain’s to raise awareness of the match, which raised over £20,000 for the charity. Martyn Williams ‘Egg Chasers’ were managed by Jonathan Davies MBE, and included ex-Wales internationals Ryan Jones, Tom Shanklin and Lee Bryne. On the attack were Gethin Jones ‘All Stars’, managed by Welsh international Jamie Roberts, and including Olympic silver medallist Jamie Baulch, ex-footballer Craig Bellamy and ex-international cricketer Graeme Swann.

Despite the result, the charity match was enjoyed by the Cardiff crowd, and fingers crossed for a comeback from the Egg Chasers in 2017! For further information about Velindre or to donate go to

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