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Rugby star Kevin Sinfield's York charity performance
A SPORTSMAN recognised internationally as the world’s best rugby league player will be guest of honour at a York event.
Leeds Rhinos and England captain Kevin Sinfield will speak at a meal organised by the Rotary Club of York Ainsty next month.
Sinfield – last year’s winner of the Golden Boot, the annual award for the world’s best rugby league player – will lead a talk and video presentation at the Mercure Fairfield Manor Hotel, in Shipton Road, followed by a buffet supper and a question and answer session.
The night will be hosted by BBC sports presenter Tanya Arnold with all money raised going to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance – the rotary club's charity for the coming year.
Jean Preston, secretaty of the Rotary Club of York Ainsty, said: "Kevin Sinfield has been kind enough to give his time and efforts to help us raise this money. We are hoping for 150 people and to raise around £1500."
Tickets to the event on April 24 cost £20 per head with tables of ten to 12 places available.
Sinfield is only the fourth English player to win the Golden Boot award, beating Wigan full-back Sam Tomkins and Australians Cameron Smith, Ben Barba, Cooper Cronk and Nate Myles to lift the prize.
The Rotary Club, which provides “hands-on” help and support in the heart of its community and internationally, has given continued support to local charities including St Leonard's Hospice, The Wilberforce Trust, Door 84, Rotary Young Chef and Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), and the Schools Technology Tournament, together with many other projects.
More information and a booking form for the event, which will run from 7pm to 9pm, can be found online at www.rcya.org.uk or phone 01904 635891.