Wales footballer Gareth Bale is the latest superstar to sign up
for the Celebrity Cup golf tournament at Celtic Manor.
After scoring another vital goal in Wales’ 1-0
win over Belgium, Bale confirmed he would be turning his attention to shooting
at flagsticks on the golf course for the event on July 4-5.
Real Madrid star Bale, who became the world’s
most expensive footballer when he transferred to the Spanish giants, will join
a Welsh team that is captained by TV comic Rob Brydon and includes Wales’
newest knight, Sir Gareth Edwards. Bale said:
I’m back home in Wales, I really enjoy playing at The Celtic Manor Resort. I’m
looking forward to pulling on a Wales shirt of a different kind in July and
competing in the Celebrity Cup for the first time, hopefully we can win it back
from England! We have got a strong squad, led by captain and comedian Rob
Brydon and I’m looking forward to meeting up with the team and getting out on
Wales will compete against England, Ireland
and Scotland in the four nations event. Other stars of sport and showbiz playing
include TV presenters Vernon Kay, Ben Shephard, Gethin Jones and Zoe Hardman, Irish singing sensations Keith Duffy,
Ronan Keating and Brian McFadden, and Scottish footballing royalty Kenny
Dalglish, Alan Hansen and Gordon Strachan.
Celtic Manor Chief Executive Ian Edwards said:
We are delighted that one of the world’s most exciting footballers will be
joining us for the Celebrity Cup. The Celebrity Cup has been a resounding
success since we launched the event in 2013 and this is our best field yet.
The last few celebrity names are still to be
added to the team sheets for the tournament which saw England gain revenge by
beating Scotland in last year’s final. The four nations compete in teams of six
for the event, which promises a full family day out with an interactive retail
village and the opportunity to get up close to watch the stars in action.
Thousands of golf fans and celebrity spotters
flocked to Celtic Manor in the sunshine last summer to watch the action.
As well as top-notch
golfing action and on and off-course banter, there will be Q&A interviews
with other sports stars and live music in the tented village.
Visitors can also
experience the VIP treatment in hospitality or the Premier Lounge, and join the
celebs for a glittering gala dinner on the Saturday evening.
For information and tickets please
visit the website, celtic-manor.com/the-celebrity-cup