Newcastle United’s Steven Taylor to give talk at Celtic

Steven Taylor in action for Newcastle United against Burnley. Picture by Frank Reid
Steven Taylor in action for Newcastle United against Burnley. Picture by Frank Reid

West Allotment Celtic FC have organised a talk-in with a Newcastle United star.

Supported by Wade Financial, long-serving centre half Steven Taylor will be discussing his United career and the current state of play.

The event will be held at Blue Flames Sporting Club on Tuesday, December 8, starting at 7.30pm.

Newcastle United stadium announcer and Heart FM DJ Justin Lockwood, a familiar voice to the St James’ Park faithful, will be serving as host for the evening.

A pie and peas supper will be served up at the half-time interval, and a number of light-hearted games will be played throughout the night, giving those in attendance the opportunity to win some cash prizes.

Tickets cost £15, and all profits from the event will go directly towards the day to day running of West Allotment Celtic, which plies its trade in division one of the Ebac Northern League.

Wade Financial are already hosting a sportsman’s dinner featuring guest speaker Steve Black in order to bring in some collateral for the Benton-based club, and financial planner David Dodds, one of the commercial team at West Allotment, was thrilled to see the club secure a player of Taylor’s standing for their annual talk-in.

He said: “Steven has generously supported the club in the past, and has very kindly offered his time to raise money for West Allotment.

“It affords Newcastle fans the rare opportunity to speak with a current member of the squad, whose insights and anecdotes will make this night a particularly memorable one.

“Our previous talk-in with Steve Harper went down well with our fans and various teams, and we’re optimistic of achieving another good turnout for the club.”

Tickets for the talk-in can be bought from the reception area at Blue Flames Sporting Club, or from a West Allotment Celtic club official.