A Sportsman’s Dinner on Thursday 30th March 2017 is being held at Leicester Tigers Welford Road Stadium where the After Dinner speaker for the evening is former England rugby player and TV pundit Brian Moore.
The dinner is part of a number of events held by Leicestershire and Rutland Freemasons to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the formation of the Grand Lodge of England in 1717 and is expected to welcome over 600 members and their friends. Many Freemasons have an interest in sports particularly rugby which has seen the recent formation of the Light Blues Rugby Club, based at Vipers RFC, which plays in the Leicestershire Rugby Union League.
The MC for the evening is the exceptionally entertaining former England Hockey Goalkeeper and Coach ("just before they became successful") Roger Dakin. There will also be a sports memorabilia auction provided by former England cricketer Ed Giddins.
During his rugby career, Brian 'Pitbull' Moore played as a hooker for Harlequins, Nottingham, Leeds. He won 64 caps for England, played in three World Cups, won three Grand Slams, went on two British Lions tours and in 1991 was voted Rugby World Player of the Year. Since retiring from rugby he has become an uncompromising commentator on sport.
The Provincial Grand Master of Leicestershire and Rutland Freemasons, David Hagger said: “We are very much looking forward to celebrating our Tercentenary by holding this unique charity event which I’m sure will be a tremendously enjoyable evening.”