Wednesday 1st April, 2020
Bar Opens: 6:30pm Dinner Served: 7:30pm
Dress Code: Collar, tie & jacket
Now in its 30th year, the Annual Sportsman’s Dinner will be taking place at Dauntsey’s School, West Lavington on Wednesday 1st April, hosted once again by our adopted “Bad Grandpa” and ex-England hockey goalkeeper Roger Dakin. Master of the “double entendre” and, according to some, omnipresent, Roger will be keeping the evening moving along and introducing our speakers.
There will be a large bar offering a selection of ales, lagers & ciders (kindly staffed by the Devizes Round Table). We are promised an excellent three-course meal prepared by the catering team at Dauntsey’s School all to be washed down with Ed’s plonk (if you must) or The Peppermill’s fine wines.
Mike Tindall, MBE
Hailing from Otley, West Yorkshire, Mike played club rugby for Bath & Gloucester and made his England debut in the 2000 Six Nations against Ireland (scoring a try). He went on to play for England for the next 11 seasons – including being part of the 2003 World Cup winning team. Shortly before retiring from the game in 2014, he enjoyed a brief amateur career in Dwarf Throwing before returning to grass roots rugby at Minchinhampton RFC.
Apart from breaking his nose on 8 occasions, his other claim to fame is being married to Princess Anne’s daughter Zara Phillips – 18th in line to the throne.
Today he works with a number of charities including the Matt Hampson Foundation and Rugby for Heroes.
One of the first black comedians on the UK circuit, Ian’s humour is as fresh, original and contemporary today as it was when he first came on the scene. Rising to prominence as a stand-up comedian in the eighties, Ian first appeared on Cilla Black’s Surprise Surprise before going on to perform on talent show, New Faces.
The resulting success catapulted him into his very own theatre tour where he captivated audiences nationwide. Since then he has never looked back.
More to Come
I am informed by “Uncle Ed” that there will be more surprise entertainment to celebrate this 30th year. I have secured assurances that this does not include any brass bands or opera singers but he is keeping his cards close to his chest (for once!)
Tickets £50 per head (Tables available)
For tickets and tables, contact Ed Davies – 01380 860305 / 07967 022137 / firstname.lastname@example.org