We were pleased to host well known footballers Nicky Summerbee (son of Mike) and Eric Nixon to Club Olympus this weekend. Both were here to take part in the annual '7's' tournament which included many veteran footballers.
From left to right we have Nicky Summerbee (Man City), Ray Karlsen (Southport & Bradford Park Avenue), Eric Nixon (Man City & Tranmere ) and Terry Tomlinson (didn't play for Rochdale or anybody else for that matter).
Starting his football career at Swindon, Nicky went on to have a solid stint at Manchester City, followed then by Sunderland. He went on to play for Bolton, Notts Forest and then had three seasons at Bradford City.
Ray Karlsen is the In-House Manager at Club Olympus. In his former life he played professional football at Southport, Stockport County and Bradford Park Avenue before moving into the fashion business in his native Liverpool.
Terry Tomlinson is a well known Rochdale character who spends plenty of time at Club Olympus in the winter.
Eric Nixon, (on the right hand side of Ivan), has had a very interesting career. He was Goalkeeper at Manchester City between '83 and '88. When City sent him out on loan for the '86-'87 season he entered the Guiness Book of Records for being the only Goalkeeper to play in all four divisions in one season. That year he played at Wolves, Bradford City, Southampton and Carlisle! Click here to see an interesting interview with Eric for "Goalkeeper" Magazine
He then settled at Tranmere Rovers for the majority of the rest of his career. Here he is below doing what he does best...............................
The lads had a great time with us and enjoyed chatting with Club Olympus owners and guests as well as re-hydrating themselves after the weekends football (with copious amounts of John Smith's)
Here they are with Mick Wilkin of the Olympus Poolside Bar.
It was a pleasure to have Nicky and Eric at the resort with us, resplendent in their Club Olympus shirts and baseball caps, and we look forward to seeing them soon!