Garry Schofield

Chance for fans to meet rugby legend at Guiseley restaurant

Great Britain rugby legend Garry Schofield OBE will be joined by Australian Brett Kenny at Wetherby Whaler’s Guiseley restaurant on 6th October, as part of the Gary Schofield Testimonial Tour.

The testimonial tour marks 30 years of service for Garry, who first represented Great Britain during his debut year as a professional player in 1984.

Garry is known as a legend amongst rugby league fans for his many achievements on the field during a career that spanned more than a decade, during which he captained the Great Britain Lions now legendary 1992 tour of Australia and New Zealand, and also led the Lions in front of a record breaking 73,631 crowd during the 1992 World Cup Final at Wembley Stadium.

At one point named as the ‘costliest man in world rugby league’, Garry is also the first person to be retrospectively awarded the Golden Boot Award, receiving the honour over 21 years after he missed out due to sponsorship disputes.

Kenny Brett, the former Wigan centre will joining Garry. Kenny was part of the infamous 1982 Australian touring squad nicknamed ‘The Invincibles’ and also received the Golden Boot Award for his part in Parramatta Eels’ Grand Final victory in 1986.

The evening includes a meal of fish and chips, following which Garry and Kenny will tell behind-the-scenes anecdotes from the golden age of rugby league. Those in attendance will have a chance put their own questions to Garry and Brett later in the evening.

The Wetherby Whaler has a strong connection with rugby league in Yorkshire. It currently sponsors the Wakefield Trinity Wildcat’s mascot, Daddy Cool and Leeds Rhinos players Tom Briscoe and Brad Singleton.

The Gary Schofield Testimonial Tour visits Wetherby Whaler Guiseley at 7pm on 6th October. Tickets are available from the restaurant and are priced at just £15, which includes a meal of fish and chips.

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