Froch To Headline Read Event

Featured News | 24th October 2009

Nottingham’s boxing world champion Carl Froch will host a question and answer session at the final event of Chris Read’s benefit year.

Froch will join the Nottinghamshire captain and players from the city’s professional sports clubs at the Pride of Nottingham Sportsman’s Dinner to be held at the East Midlands Conference Centre on Wednesday 18th November.

He retained his WBC Super Middleweight belt with a points victory over Andre Dirrell in the early hours of Sunday morning and Read is pleased that the Gedling-born boxer has agreed to support his event.

“Nottingham is a proud place and Carl has done a lot for the city by holding so many of his fights here and representing his home town,” said Read.

“We’ve named this event in honour of Carl and all of the sportsmen in cricket, rugby, football and ice hockey who represent Nottingham. I have invited players from all of our professional sports clubs to attend and I’m hopeful that this is a ticket which will appeal to sports fans.”

Read led Nottinghamshire to a second-place finish in the LV County Championship and will captain England in the Hong Kong Sixes tournament later this month.

He walked away with the club’s player of the year award after a remarkable season with the bat and celebrated the birth of his first child in May.

“This year has been demanding but very rewarding and I have thoroughly enjoyed my benefit calendar,” said Read.

“I want to end on a high note and I’m hopeful that sports fans will support this event.”

Read will pass the baton to Ryan Sidebottom at the turn of the year after the England bowler was named Nottinghamshire’s beneficiary for 2010.

Tickets for the Pride of Nottingham Dinner cost £55 or £500 for a table of ten. Email jo.slater@uk.pkf.com or call (0115) 9629269 to reserve your place.

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