Club Olympus UK headquarters at The Leeming Wells Hotel, hosted a sportsmens dinner last weekend. The event was organised by Mick and Kath Roper of the “Dog and Gun” pub next door. The dinner was held to raise money for Manorlands Hospice in Oxenhope, West Yorkshire. Almost £2,000 was raised for the charity and a brilliant evening was had by all.
Guest speakers were Norman Hunter of Leeds United fame and Johnny Stiles, son of England World Cup Winner ‘Nobby’ Stiles (Full name Norbert Peter Stiles!)
Norman is pictured above with Tony Rhodes of Club Olympus
Norman “Bite yer Legs” Hunter was born in October 1943. He was one of the more uncompromising members of the world renowned Leeds team of the 60’s and 70’s.
Norman joined Leeds United at age 15 and had 14 eventful years with the club. His partnership in defence with Jack Charlton lasted a decade. Norman was actually a very skillful player and was noted for having a ‘cultured’ left foot.
Norman gave a terrific speech at Leeming Wells that was filled with memories, great stories and terrific humour.
Pictured above with Hedley is Johnny Stiles
John Stiles, as mentioned, is son of England legend Nobby. John was born in 1964 and was a professional footballer himself. His uncle Johnny Giles gave him his first footballing chance for Shamrock Rovers but John went on to have 5 years with Leeds United. He then played at Doncaster Rovers and moved into football and entertainment management. He now is a very succesful comedian as was proved by a brilliant performance at Leeming Wells last weekend.
Norman and Johnny together at Leeming Wells after an outstanding evening of entertainment.
Above is pictured the Dog and Gun pub with the Leeming Wells Hotel behind.
Kath and Mick Roper, of the Dog and Gun, often use the conference and dining facilities of the Leeming Wells Hotel for events such as weddings, conferences, dinners and so on and can be contacted on 01535 643158 or follow the link at the top of the page to their website.
Leeming Wells and the Dog and Gun are situated just outside the village of Oxenhope near Haworth, Keighley, West Yorkshire. This area is known as Bronte Country.
We will be doing a profile on the Leeming Wells Hotel, which is part of the Olympus group, shortly