A CHARITY football match will give an Amman Valley club the chance to support and say thank you to one of its former captains, as well as celebrating the opening of their new stand.

Cwmamman United needed to improve their ground after securing Welsh League Division One status.

These improvements included a new 112 seater stand at their Grenig Park home.

With funding secured, the new stand will be officially unveiled at a special match on July 15.

The game will see the opening of the new Paul’s Pledge Stand, named after a campaign run by Paul Pugh, a former Cwmamman United captain and anti-violence campaigner.

Cwmamman will take on a Celebrity Eleven during the game with all proceeds going towards Paul’s Pledge cause.

Speaking about the decision of the stand’s name, a spokesman for the club said: “Having achieved Welsh League Division One status we were aware that we would need to develop our ground at Grenig Park.

“This included building a new all seater stand to comply with FAW regulations.

“We then realised this gave us another opportunity to support Paul Pugh, an incredibly popular ex-player who suffered sever life changing injuries as a result of a vicious assault in Ammanford some years ago.

“Paul has since become the figurehead for an anti violence campaign, in conjunction with South Wales Police, called Paul’s Pledge, holding many talks and events to raise awareness and prevent similar incidents from happening again.

“He is a truly inspirational figure to the whole of Cwmamman United and its players, as well as to the community as a whole.

“The stand will be named the Paul’s Pledge Stand and we will officially launch this with a match between ourselves and a celebrity side at Grenig Park.

“Entry will be a donation of your choice and all funds raised will to the Paul’s Pledge cause.

“Afterwards there is an incite to all back to Clwb Godre Mynydd Du at Grenig for a social followed by the World Cup Final at 4pm.”

The charity match between Cwmamman and the celebrity side will kick off at noon on Sunday, July 15.