Children chosen to unveil Keenor statue

Two pupils from Fred Keenor’s old Cardiff school, Stacey Primary, will be given the honour of unveiling the Keenor statue before the Hull City game on Saturday, November 10th.

Teachers at the school have chosen Carla Shore and Yassin Mohamed, both aged, 10, to perform the ceremony.

Pupils from Stacey and Ton-yr-Ywen school, who have been involved in a project on Cardiff statues, will attend the unveiling and also attend the match, courtesy of Cardiff City Football Club.

David Craig, project manager of the statue appeal and a Cardiff City Supporters’ Trust board member, said:  “We thought it entirely appropriate that children from Fred’s old school should have the honour of carrying out the unveiling so we approached the head teacher Jo Colsey. I’m delighted that children from Stacey and Ton-yr-Ywen will be at the ceremony.”

Fred was captain of the Stacey school football team before going onto captain Wales and Cardiff City, when they won the FA Cup in 1927.

David Craig, lifelong Bluebirds fan Lord Kinnock and a representative from the football club will speak at the unveiling which starts at 1.30pm.

Special limited edition commemorative brochures, which run to 32 pages, have been produced and will be sold at the ground before the match against Hull. They will be available at the club shop, the Trust and the Supporters Club offices and around the statue area from volunteer sellers. If you’re unable to attend the match you can obtain details of how to obtain copies by emailing