September 29th, 2016

Football forum to feature famous faces

Updated: 10:00 am, May 07, 2015

FAMOUS West Midlands football faces will be the star guests at a grand football forum being staged in Rubery next month.

The event is taking place at Rubery Social Club on Friday, February 20 and will feature Brendon Batson OBE, Tony Morley and Kevan Broadhurst.

The question and answer evening is taking place in aid of Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice and Acorns Children’s Hospice and is sure to be an evening to savour as the former stars of West Bromwich Albion, Aston Villa and Birmingham City will recollect their experiences of the game.

Guest compere for the event will be ITV News Central presenter and sports correspondent Steve Clamp and there will be pre-event music from Max, music after the Q&A from The Numan League 80s cover band and a celebrity raffle featuring some superb football prizes.

Among the items up for grabs in the raffle are Aston Villa match tickets and a signed WBA football and there will be chance to have pictures taken with the football celebrities.

Former Albion right back Batson is a highly respected figure in the game as a special adviser to the Football Association and Trustee of the Professional Footballers’ Association.

Defender Broadhurst made more than 150 appearances for Blues and is a member of Birmingham City’s Hall of Fame and Morley won the League Championship and European Cup with Villa in 1981 and 1982 respectively before having spells with the Baggies and Blues.

Tickets for the event at the New Road club cost £5 and are available from the lounge bar during opening hours. Doors open on the night at 7.15pm.

The Standard has three pairs of tickets to give away for the event. To be in with a chance of winning a pair, e-mail your answer to the following question along with your name, address and phone number to liam.moakes@bullivantmedia.com by noon on Friday, February 6. Winners will be notified by e-mail on Monday, February 9.

Question: Brendon Batson OBE is famous for being part of the ‘Three Degrees’ trio of players at West Bromwich Albion. Which other two players made up the ‘Three Degrees’ at The Hawthorns?

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