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Class of '99 game this Sunday!

15 September 2013

This Sunday (15 September 2013) will see some true Bradford City legends make their return to the Coral Windows Stadium as the club's 'Class of '99' reunite for a very special one-off match.


Almost the entire City squad that famously helped the club gain promotion into the Premier League just over 14 years ago are set to join together to play in a game of celebration to mark the opening of One in a Million's new free school by the Coral Windows Stadium.


The game itself, which will kick off at 3:00pm at Valley Parade on Sunday, has been organised by Wayne Jacobs, who will make up part of the City '99 squad.


Jacobs is the co-founder of the One in a Million charity behind the free school at Valley Parade.


The stars of the 1998/1999 season will take on a special celebrity team, which will include well-known faces from the world of sport and entertainment.


Admission into the match will be £3.00, which can be paid on the turnstiles on match-day. The Main Stand at the Coral Windows Stadium will be open on an unreserved basis for the game. 


On top of general admission, special VIP tickets are also still available to buy to allow supporters to meet the team afterwards.


The upgraded tickets, which cost £10.00 each, will give fans access to the club's McCall and Hendrie Suites, a free pie and pea meal, plus the chance to take part in a Q&A with the players that will be hosted by Sky Sports' Bryn Law. 


These tickets can be purchased on match-day from the entrance to the club's banqueting suites.


Managed by former boss Paul Jewell, City's 'Class of '99' squad will include key players from the promotion-winning team, such as Stuart McCall, Lee Mills, Peter Beagrie and Robbie Blake.


Jamie Lawrence is also confirmed to play, as well as Gary Walsh, Darren Moore, John Dreyer, Gareth Whalley, Dean Windass and Lee Sharpe.


Completing the squad on the day will be Stephen Wright, Isaiah Rankin and Gordon Watson.


The squad, who will be reuniting to play together as a team for the FIRST time since 1999, will turn out for the game wearing specially-made replicas of the white kit worn by the players when promotion was sealed at Wolves' Molineux ground.


Thanks to the kind support and generosity of Jack Tordoff, club sponsors JCT600, who were also shirt sponsors back in 1999, have purchased the replica kits for the players to use.


The all-white strips will have the JCT600 logo emblazoned across the chest, as they did fourteen years ago, to add that further touch of realism. 


Special match programmes have also be purchased for the game.


Confirmed members for the celebrity team include cricketers Anthony McGrath, Steve Harmison and Paul Nixon, former Bantams Dean Saunders, Simon Grayson and David Wetherall, plus current City goalkeeping coach Lee Butler.


The Pulse's Tim Thornton has agree to play as well, along with Beautiful South's Paul Heaton, Tom Milner from Waterloo Road and One Direction drummer Josh Devine.


Former pros Ken Monkou, Andy Ritchie and Craig Short will also be playing as part of the Celebrity XI team, while singer, presenter and model Jake Quickenden is another celerity confirmed to play.


Situated just behind the club's KOP stand, the Bradford City/One in a Million school is the first in the country to have a direct link to a professional football club.


Supporters can enjoy a free tour of the school and its amazing facilities on match-day (Sunday 15 September 2013) between 1:30pm and 2:15pm.


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