Ray Parlour and Martin Corry to give talk in Cornwall
2:57pm Thursday 16th August 2012 in Sport
Cornwall will soon welcome two sporting heroes to the county to share their experiences of life at the peak of their careers.
In a year where the country’s athletes are inspiring the nation Ray Parlour and Martin Corry will tell their own tales of excellence.
Having played alongside the likes of Tony Adams and Paul Merson during his days on the pitch for Arsenal and England, Ray has many amusing anecdotes that led to him being nicknamed the ‘Romford Pele’.
Meanwhile, living legend Martin Corry will be reliving how England won the Rugby World Cup in 2003, as well as captaining not only England, but the British and Irish Lions as well as top
Premiership club Leicester Tigers.
Both will be speaking at two sporting dinners taking place in Cornwall and Devon later this year. The evenings will also include a three course meal, top comedian and will be hosted by a local BBC Radio presenter.
Alan George, from the Cornish Sporting Club, which recently put on the successful Teddington Solar 2012 Cornish Cricket Festival, said: “There’s no doubt that listening to these two men talk will be completely captivating. They’re both fantastic speakers who can share their careers in a funny, informative and enthralling way. We’re really pleased to have secured both Ray and Martin to speak at our sporting dinners.”
Highlights of Ray Parlour’s career include scoring in the 2002 FA Cup final against Chelsea. Parlour won the Double twice with Arsenal before leaving the club on a high note in the summer of 2004, going on to play for Middlesbrough and then the Hull City. He now works as a pundit for the likes of Sky Sports and Talk Sport.
Ray said: “It’s always great to be given the chance to relive the best times of my career and life. Sharing those times with people that love to hear about those experiences is always exhilarating and I’m looking forward to coming to Cornwall and Devon to speak at both sporting dinners.”
The events will also raise money for two fantastic local charities that support the community in both Devon and Cornwall.
Jeremiah’s Journey, based in Plymouth, runs support groups for bereaved families or those coping with serious illness. The Cornwall 100 Club was set up by a group of businesses that came together to offer financial support to Cornish communities and charities.
Alan said: “These two organisations do so much for people living in Devon and Cornwall and we’re proud to support them.
“The evenings are a great way to entertain clients, hard working employees or even treat the family before Christmas. Ray and Martin are sure to provide us with a fabulous evening’s entertainment and is certainly a night not to be missed.”
The first evening will take place on Thursday, December 6 at The Holiday Inn, Plymouth; the second will take place in Newquay at the Headland Hotel on Friday, December 7.
Visit www.cornishsportingclub.co.uk for details about each sporting dinner, including VIP tables. For further details or to book tickets please call Mark on 07972 102653, or email