Robert Plant and Steve Bull have pledged their support to Jody Craddock’s testimonial by agreeing to play a part in the special half time penalty shootout at the game on Bank Holiday Monday (2pm).
Robert has already made a substantial donation to the testimonial by winning an auction which will see his son Logan take part in the game between a Wolves XI and a Sunderland XI.
But we also wanted to see if Robert would take part in the special half time shootout which he agreed to – providing Jez Moxey was in goal!
Well we couldn’t turn down a Club Vice-President, so we’ve managed to rope Jez in to between the sticks just as he did for Matt Murray’s testimonial.
And another Wolves Vice-President Bully has agreed to referee, and we don’t think he’s going to stand for any messing!
The rest of the half time penalty shootout will see three lucky ticketholders get the chance to take three penalties apiece at former Wolves keeper Matt Murray.
Supporters who have already pre-purchased tickets for the game between a Wolves XI and Sunderland XI stand a chance of being among those three if they tweet a photo with their match tickets to the official testimonial twitter account – www.twitter.com/jc6testimonial
The deadline for entries has now been extended to 12 noon on Friday, May 2nd, after which the three lucky winners to join in the fun will be randomly selected and announced.
Plans are continuing for the big game, with the Wolves team to be managed by Mick McCarthy and Terry Connor and featuring not only Jody and Matt but many more past and present favourites including Carl Ikeme, Richard Stearman, Matt Jarvis and Sylvan Ebanks-Blake.
The Sunderland side will include not only former Wolves men too such as Alex Rae and Micky Gray but the legendary strike-force of Niall Quinn and Kevin Phillips, who announced his retirement yesterday. Surely Mr Phillips hasn’t got one more goal against Wolves in his locker?
As with all testimonials there are also a few star guests thrown in for good measure.
Wolves’ Speedway World Champion Tai Woffinden is to make a cameo appearance, as are Hollyoaks pair Ayden Callaghan and Charlie Wernham.
And Soccer AM presenter Max Rushden is set to don the famous gold and black, with Sky Sports presenter David Jones on the opposition.
But another part of what will hopefully be a special day is that the current League One title-winning Wolves team, led by Head Coach Kenny Jackett and skipper Samuel Ricketts, will be in attendance.
As will the League One trophy, with fans who have purchased testimonial game tickets able to take a picture with the silverware in the morning prior to the game (click here for details). This opportunity subject to availability, is free of charge but supporters will need to take their own photographs.
Tickets are now available online for Jody’s game via all sales methods – online, in person from the Ticket Office or from the Ticketline on 0871 222 1877.
The price for adults is £10, £5 concessions or £20 for a family ticket of two adults and two children.
Wolves’ main sponsor Whathouse have also kindly donated some signed first team shirts and footballs and one of those each will also be given to a lucky ticket holder on the day.
A proportion of the proceeds from the Testimonial Year will go to Birmingham Children’s Hospital, where Jody’s youngest son Toby continues to receive treatment for leukaemia (Click here to view video)
We look forward to welcoming as many Wolves and Sunderland fans as possible to Molineux next Monday.