The Sportsman's Dinner

The Sportsman's Dinner

Friday 17 May 2024
19:30 - 23:30
Jennie Cahill
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Guest Speaker - Dean Richard
Hosted by Steve Williams

Ladies & Gentlemen

We are delighted to invite you to attend our 2024 Sportsman's Dinner...

Legends are made at Welford Road and few Leicester Tigers are bigger than Dean Richards. A talismanic presence, characterised by loose shirt and rolled-down socks, ‘Deano’ always
seemed to be in the right place at the right time - one phase ahead, or two behind!

Born in Nuneaton, Dean made his senior club debut as an 18 year old in 1982 away at Neath, where they reserve a special Valleys welcome for the English. Dean quickly became a fixture at No8 (Leicester ‘G’ shirt), and was the youngest Tiger to play in the John Player Cup Final in 1983. He went on make 314 appearances for Leicester.

He made his England debut in 1986, the first of 48 caps, playing in Grand Slam triumphs in 1992 and 1993. He also played in six Tests for the British Lions in Australia and New Zealand. And, all this whilst working as a Hinckley policeman.

In 1998, Dean moved from player to Director of Rugby at Leicester, winning the title in his first four years. Subsequently, he moved to Grenoble, Harlequins and Newcastle Falcons. But, for his legion of fans, the image of the ‘G’ shirt, together with the ‘Deano Deano’ chant, will forever be part of Tigers lore.

We also welcome A&C’s very own Steve Williams, one of the most exciting live performers on the comedy club circuit to keep us entertained.

As well as the excellent entertainment, the price includes a welcoming glass of beer, three course meal and two bottles of A&C’s finest wines per table:

• Tables of 8-10 are £520-£650, or individual tickets at £65 for mixed tables

• Doors open 7:30pm; Gents: lounge suit or blazer and tie, Ladies: formal to match

Tickets go fast, so BOOK AND PAY NOW as below, and confirm your booking and payment to or call 07894 293 905.

• bank transfer: ACRFC Trading, 1265 5713, 40-24-17, with SD/your name as reference • at the clubhouse bar: with A&C member card, credit/debit card or cash

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