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FOOTBALL: Dean Windass special guest for Holbeach United dinner




Holbeach United laid on another smash-hit Sportman’s Dinner on Thursday.

The headliner was former Premier League striker Dean Windass, who had the 110 guests engrossed with his tales from a 20-year career.

Sportsman's dinner at Holbeach FC with guest Dean WindlassChairman Des Ford, Dean Windlass, Adam Jackson, V chair social club Tim Cole, Tommy Hughes, Kevin Howkins (13098007)
Sportsman's dinner at Holbeach FC with guest Dean WindlassChairman Des Ford, Dean Windlass, Adam Jackson, V chair social club Tim Cole, Tommy Hughes, Kevin Howkins (13098007)

He spoke of his humble beginnings, the crushing despair of being told he wasn’t good enough after a two-year apprenticeship at his hero club Hull City and how he then built a decent career after being spotted playing for North Ferriby United. He also spoke candidly about his mental health issues.

Comedian Jamie Sutherland was a great booking too. He had the room in stitches and no one present was safe from his jesting.

Tigers first teamer Josh Ford - “a Love Island reject” - took some ribbing for his good looks. And when Ford revealed that he was a striker turned right-back of late, Sutherland turned his attention to manager Danny Hussey.

“You won’t be here long,” he joked.

It was the second Sportsman’s Dinner held at the Tigers Social Club since its refurbishment and raised about £2,000.

Tigers Social Club chairman Des Ford said: “Everybody said it was a cracking night.”



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