Worcester Warriors will be the venue for a dazzling ’50’s Glamour’ Dinner Dance on Saturday, November 8 when Tony Windo will be concluding his much deserved testimonial year and celebrating the end of a long and successful career.
Earlier this year, after a staggering 21 years playing top-flight rugby, Windo played his last game for Worcester Warriors in the European Challenge Cup. This, however, was not his only feat – he also spent the last few months of his career as the oldest player in the Guinness Premiership at the ripe age of 39, showing his commitment, dedication and stamina to his club, teammates and the sport.
Tony’s Testimonial finale, taking place at Sixways Stadium, will be a glamorous star-studded night packed full of unmissable entertainment and special guests. Comedian Vince Earl will be hosting the evening with rugby internationals Chris Latham, Sam Tuitupou, Rico Gear, Pat Sanderson and Greg Rawlinson all in attendance to support their fellow team-mate.
The evening will start with a champagne reception followed by a four-course dinner, auction, raffle, charity casino and one of the UK’s best Rat Pack tributes ‘The Brit Pack’ providing musical entertainment.
Money raised on the night will go towards Tony’s Benefit Year and his chosen charities; Acorns Children’s Hospice and the PRA Benevolent Fund.
“There are few, if any front row forwards who have contributed so much and for so long as Tony,” said Worcester skipper Pat Sanderson.
“It does not do justice to talk solely of his rugby achievements as they don’t nearly describe the effect this man has had within the game of rugby both at Gloucester and most recently at Worcester. A great club man, and a real leader. It is a real testament to Tony’s ability – and age for that matter – a prop serving over twenty years of first class rugby is surely something we are likely never to see again.”
For further information on this prestigious event and tickets contact 0845 838 1232 or go to www.tonywindo.co.uk