We’re delighted to announce that the Trust and its members will be holding a special evening in February to mark the 10th anniversary of that famous FA Cup win over Leeds United.
Former Bluebirds skipper Graham Kavanagh, who scored the equaliser, has agreed to travel down from Carlisle, where he is assistant manager, for the special celebration. Kav, who signed for Cardiff City in 2001, led the Bluebirds to Division 2 Play-Off Final success and helped cement the club’s place in the second tier of English football. He made more than 160 appearances and scored more than 30 goals for the City. Kav, one of the most popular players ever to put on a City shirt, will be joined by three other members of that famous team – Scott Young, who scored the winner against the Premiership front-runners, Andy Legg and Robert Earnshaw.
At the time Leeds boasted some of the top players around in Rio Ferdinand, Robbie Fowler, Mark Viduka, David Batty and Jonathan Woodgate.
The evening will be compered by BBC Wales football correspondent Rob Phillips, a great supporter of the Trust, who kindly performed a similar role when we held the Real Madrid reunion to mark the 30th anniversary of the club’s historic 1-0 defeat of the Spanish giants.
The Leeds event at the Cardiff City Stadium on Tuesday, February 21st, has been organised by the Trust’s membership group and it promises to be hugely popular.
Tracey Marsh, the Trust’s vice chair and board member with responsibility for membership, said: “Everyone who came along to the Real Madrid evening really enjoyed themselves and we’re certain there is going to be huge demand to hear Kav and the rest of the lads, 10 years on from that famous victory over Leeds. It should be a fantastic evening of football chat and we’re delighted that Rob Phillips has agreed to compere the evening.”
Numbers for the event will be limited with priority given to Trust members and further details will follow over the next couple of weeks.”