Top Sporting Figures Set to Host 25th Annual Dundee Charity Dinner

Monday, 20 June 2016

Snooker legend  Steve Davis and former football referee Kenny Clark have been announced as the headline speakers at one of Tayside’s longest running charity events.

The 25th annual Dundee Sportsman’s Dinner, which raises vital funds for local sports clubs in the area, will take place at the Invercarse Hotel on September 14th.

The charity dinner, sponsored by local law firm Thorntons, Brewin Dolphin, DWK Office Solutions and Bank of Scotland, will once again be hosted by the renowned after-dinner personality Willie Allan.

Steve Davis, six-time World Snooker champion and television presenter, will be joined by Kenny Clark, who refereed countless club and international football fixtures in speaking at the event.

Gavin Garden, chair of the Dundee Sportsman’s Dinner organising committee, said: “The Dundee Sportsman’s Dinner is a fantastic occasion that everybody looks forward to.

“Once again, we can look forward to an excellent line-up of sports personalities and it gives me great pleasure to welcome both Steve and Kenny to this year’s event.

“With the continuing support of local businesses, the event has been able to raise a huge amount of money for local individuals and sports organisations over the years – but this year we are aiming to make it better than ever.” 

Funding generated by the event is used to fund a wide range of trips, competitions, equipment and coaching for local sports clubs.

The dinner also recognises the achievements of local sports people. Awards are presented on the night to Local ‘International’ Sports Personality and the PS Ridgway Trophy for Young Local Sports Personality.  As this is a milestone year for the dinner, there will also be a special Outstanding Contribution Award made on the night.

Tickets for the event are now on sale.  More information is available on the dinner’s website


Issued by Beattie Communications on behalf of Thorntons Solicitors