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Former Swindon Town stars prepare for Official Supporters Club live event

SWINDON Town’s former stars are set to attend an official supporters club event for charity later this month.

Alan Mayes, Andy Rowland, Jimmy Allan and Kenny Stroud – who all played for Robins in the 1970s and 80s – will be interviewed by Vic Morgan as part of the Swindon Town Official Supporters Club live event on Monday 21 February at County Earth.

The event will be a live rendition of the Supporters Club’s weekly ‘Monday Night Panel’ and those in attendance will be able to see the quartet with over 1,100 combined appearances for Swindon Town being interviewed about their careers, as well as a chance to speak with them. after.

All proceeds raised from the evening will be donated to Head for Change, a charity which campaigns for positive changes in brain health in sport and supports former rugby and football players suffering from neurodegenerative diseases.

Dr Sally Tucker, one of the charity’s founders, is the daughter of former Swindon player Billy Tucker, who the four panellists played with during his only season at the County Ground in 1979-80 in which Town reached the League Cup semi-final. finals.

Tucker, who played 35 times for Swindon, has been diagnosed with dementia likely due to a repetitive header taken during his career as a centre-back, something Head for Change are looking to draw more attention to.

According to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine, professional footballers are three and a half times more likely to suffer from a neurodegenerative disease than a normal person.

The charity works with many former elite football, rugby, cricket, cycling and athletics athletes, such as James Haskell, Geraint Thomas and Ugo Monye.

The “Monday Night Panel Live!” will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Legends Lounge at SN1.

Tickets cost £7.50 each and can be purchased from the OSC website or by visiting the OSC table inside the Legends Lounge between 1pm and 3pm before the League clash 2 of this weekend with Scunthorpe United.