The Trust organised for more than 20 members of Cardiff ’s two synagogues to visit the Cardiff City Stadium before the recent game against Burnley.
The families were shown around the dressing rooms where the players kit was laid out, the wash room where the kits are cleaned and the press centre before taking that all important picture on the pitch. They then had lunch on Level 4 before taking their seats in the Family Stand.
Trust Chair, Tim Hartley, who organised the day said, “The visit by the Jewish community is part of the Trust’s community work to try to give as many people as possible the chance to enjoy watching the Bluebirds. It was great to see the youngsters get a peep behind the scenes on a match day and it was all I could do to get them out the changing room before kick off. They were really excited. Many thanks to Phil Halligey and the staff at the stadium for giving us such a warm welcome.”
Neil Schwarz from Cardiff ’s Synagogue said, “It was great to have a look behind the scenes. Some of us remember the good old Ninian Park facilities and for the youngsters it was great to see what makes things happen at the games. I would like to thank Tim and the Trust for organising this and particularly for working with the Jewish community.”
Following the success of the visit to the stadium the Trust is organising a family football match against the synagogues on Sunday, April 22.