"What a fantastic idea which will be of great benefit to former players and their dependents."
Sir Geoff Hurst MBE
"I applaud XPRO's endeavours on behalf of thousands of ex-professional footballers. Not all enjoyed a long career and many have found football-related injuries have undermined their quality of life."
"I was fortunate to have a successful career but having retired through injury, I am fully aware of the problems this causes. I am 100 per cent behind the efforts of XPRO and especially keen to see the outcome of the charity's research into osteoarthritis."
"Many players today are lucky because of all the money that is on offer. Lots of ex-players were less fortunate and have been cast aside by society, simply forgotten. That's where XPRO comes in with advice and I know only too well myself. It is fantastic for players who have fallen on hard times to know that help is at hand."