Sir Alex Ferguson set for Northern Ireland appearance

Sir Alex Ferguson will be in Lurgan in April. Pic: PRESS ASSOCIATION
Sir Alex Ferguson will be in Lurgan in April. Pic: PRESS ASSOCIATION

Legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson is set for Northern Ireland next month.

The former Manchester United and Aberdeen manager will be speaking at a mental health awareness event in Craigavon Civic Centre on Monday April 10.

It has been organised by his former United player Pat McGibbon, of the Lurgan-based Train to be Smart charity, which promotes positive mental health through sport.

Sir Alex will also meet boys and girls from the TTBS football teams during participation games on the day at the Lurgan Town Arena.

Tickets for the charity event at the Civic Centre are now available from Skelton Travel in Lurgan.

As well as Sir Alex, the other keynote speakers include former Man City player Paul Lake, who is mental health welfare officer for the Premier League, and the motivational speaker Watt Nicoll.

The event will be hosted by BBC football expert Liam Beckett.

It runs from 11am until 2pm and the cost of £36.50 also covers a light lunch. All proceeds go to TTBS.