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2023 Sportsman’s Dinner with John Bentley

21st January, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm


An evening with John Bentley and Pete Emmett

An evening with British & Irish Lion and International dual-code rugby star John Bentley and local comedian Pete Emmett.

John ‘Bentos’ Bentley is famed for his part in taming the South Africans on the 1997 Lions tour, and for playing a starring role in the now infamous ‘Living with Lions’ documentary video of that tour.

Bentos will recall his time playing at the highest level, reflecting on that tour, which will captivate guests with insightful, inspiring, and hilarious stories.

Come and join us for a fantastic event with a genuinely entertaining Rugby International, which promises to be a cracking evening of top-quality food and sporting entertainment.

The evening will include a 3 course meal, raffle, auction, photos and VIP meet and greet. Come along to hear from the sporting legend.

Raffle Prizes
  • Break away at Cedar Court Harrogate Hotel with breakfast
  • 2 tickets to see England at Twickenham
  • 4 tickets to see Doncaster Knights
  • £30 Vouchers for Rumpus Burger
  • Vouchers for Kobe Coffee in Saddleworth
For Auction
  • Jonny Wilkinson signed world cup picture frame
  • Rugby ball signed by Garry Schofield, Kevin Sinfield, Ellery Hanley & Barry McGuire
  • Last ever “YMCA” 1st XV Shirts (Steve Metcalfe commemorative)
  • £65 VIP Tickets; 6pm in the Sports Bar to meet John Bentley over canapés and drinks
  • £50 Standard Tickets; meet at 7pm



Hospitality, accommodation, dietary requirements, and event Information / requests: charlottebellerby27@gmail.com
Ticket Sales: Stuart Dyke: 07725951648 or stu.d_1990@hotmail.co.uk

All other queries please contact either Teresa Oldroyd teresaoldroyd@hotmail.com  or Andy Appleby andyjimappleby@yahoo.com

Additional Information

Dress code: Smart Casual
Drinks packages available to prebook (ideal to avoid queuing at the bar)
Option to get together with friends and book a table (maximum 10 people)
Accommodation: Double rooms with breakfast included are available at a discounted rate if you want to make a full evening of it.
Parking: Available at the hotel for all guests


21st January, 2023
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Teresa Shaw
Andy Appleby
Stuart Dyke
Charlotte Bellerby-Ladocha


Huddersfield Cedar Court Hotel
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD3 3RH United Kingdom + Google Map
01422 375 431
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