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Sportspersons' Dinner with special guest speaker John Hartson
Fri 18 November 2016, 19:00 – 23:30 GMT
St John's Buildings are holding a Sportspersons' dinner in aid of Headway UK at Hotel Football, Manchester.
The dinner will be a light hearted evening of sports related stories and humour. There will be a 3 course meal and an auction with sports memorabilia.
John Hartson formerly of Arsenal, West Ham, Celtic and Wales will share some stories from his playing days and his insight into the modern game. The evening will also include a stand-up comedy act by Debra-Jane Appelby.
Headway is the UK-wide Charity that works to improve life after brain injury. St John's Buildings have adopted Headway as their Chambers' charity for 2016.
John Hartson Biography
John first signed for Luton Town at the age of 16 before going to break the British transfer record for a teenager 3 years later when Arsenal paid £2.5 million for him.
John made 70 appearances for Arsenal, scoring 17 goals, before moving to West Ham. At West Ham John scored 33 goals in 73 games before signing for Wimbledon for £7.5 million.
John went on to enjoy great success at Celtic where he became one of only 28 players to score more than 100 goals for the club and was named joint winner of the Scottish Football Writers' Association Player of the Year 2005. He also represented his country, Wales, 51 times scoring 14 goals.
Since his retirement John has enjoyed a spell as assistant coach with the Welsh international team as well as engaging in media work. He regularly appears on BBC TV and radio as well as on talkSPORT.