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OUR NEXT Sporting Dinner will take place on Thursday, September 27th 2018 and what a fantastic evening we have in store for you with two top-class speakers coming to Dales Lane.

Guest speaker, KEVIN LYNCH, and comedian, JOHN GILLAN, will provide the entertainment and tables for this event are sure to sell very quickly!


Former referee and football speaker Kevin Lynch worked in professional sports for more than thirty years, officiating at some of the most high profile and notorious matches of the 1990’s. Retiring in 2000 Lynch now works as an after dinner speaker, sharing stories of his time on the pitch, the famous names he has worked with the controversial calls he has made.

Spending the majority of his career referring Association Football Kevin Lynch spent the final eight years of his career referring for the Football League, he acted as the assistant referee at the semi-finals of both the FA and Football League Cups for almost a decade and held many appointments overseas. He worked as a football speaker and assistant referee for FIFA for a number of years and counts overseeing the 1992 UEFA Cup final between Torino and Ajax amongst his career highlights.

Lynch was always popular amongst fans and spectators, his work as a sports speaker and referee in the Football League has garnered him equal praise and criticism, but he will forever be fondly remembered by British football fans. Notably bowing to the crowd at a Football League match in the last fifteen years of his career Lynch was reprimanded by officials and applauded by fans when he not only joined in but conducted a stadium full of singing fans during a match between Leyton Orient and Brentford.

Since retiring Kevin Lynch has worked prolifically as a sports speaker on the football and sporting after dinner speaker circuit, he has also held positions as the President of the Association of Premier League and Football League Match Officials. He spent time employed as a Professional Referee Coach for the FA and has also toured the UK working at both football and cricket clubs


John Gillan is a performer who has established himself as one of the most in-demand entertainers on the circuit.

His unrivalled professional standard of entertainment will transform any function into an occasion to remember.

John has worked alongside some of the country’s top TV comedy stars, Such as Jimmy Cricket, Al Murray (The Pub Landlord) and Johnny Casson to name a few.

John can be booked as a clean or risqué comedian depending upon requirements.

His non-stop humour will have you roaring with laughter throughout his brilliant repartee of topical and varied stories mixed in with quick one-liners, all delivered in his attractive walk-about style.

Here's a man who knows how to work an audience, get the most laughs per second than anyone you’ll ever come across. Make sure you turn your mobile off and definitely don't go to the toilet!

If you would like to book a table, or individual tickets, then please contact Terry Brumpton on either 07771 802 048 or email him on

Tables of 10 are priced up at £350.00 plus VAT, whilst individual tickets cane be purchased for £35.00. There is also a superb three-course meal on the evening.