And YOU could be going to the dinner for free.
We have a pair of tickets to be won in our free entry competition to attend the Youdan Trophy sporting dinner at Sheffield’s Holiday Inn on Thursday, July 14.
Former Liverpool and Ireland international Mark Lawrenson lines up with referee legends Keith Hackett and Mark Halsey for the dinner.
Comedian Jed Stone will MC and it is aiming to raise thousands of pounds for the Children’s Hospital Charity and local youth housing charity Roundabout.
The Youdan Trophy tournament itself - from August 1 to 5 - will see over 800 players compete in the city.
Clubs from Rosenborg to Everton, Seattle Sounders to FC Basel and Newcastle United to Royal Antwerp will line up with top-flight teams from the Africa, Europe and the USA for the tournament which includes the city’s own Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday.
UK Premiership and Championship clubs taking part include Watford, Birmingham City, Nottingham Forest Stoke City, Derby County, Charlton Athletic, QPR and Middlesbrough.
Sheffield-based You-Are-The-Ref.com, which is the world's leading independent authority and education platform for match officials, are behind the creation of the competition which celebrates football’s first ever tournament; the Football Challenge Cup presented by Thomas Youdan Esq. which was played only once in 1867 at Bramall Lane.
Group games will take place at Sheffield Hallam University Sports Park and the Warminster Road facility of the University of Sheffield.
Free tickets for the finals are available from www.youdantrophy.com
Renowned football pundit Lawrenson has been a high profile supporter of the Youdan Trophy and was in the city earlier this year encouraging local businesses to back the event.
Tickets for the dinner, including a three course meal, are £300 for a table of 10. For bookings call 0114 262 2124 or emailing [email protected] For more information visit http://www.youdantrophy.com/sports-stars-line-up-for-youdan-trophy-fundraiser.html
WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TIO THE DINNER
Enter our free draw, by email or Twitter, for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the Youdan Trophy sporting dinner at Sheffield’s Holiday Inn on Thursday, July 14.
Email your full name, address, home, day time and mobile numbers, with #JPCompYTSD in the subject, to our Digital Editor [email protected]Or simply follow Graham on Twitter @GW1962 and retweet any of his #JPCompYTSD tweets.
But hurry. The deadline is Wednesday, July 13, 6pm. Our winner will be notified shortly after.
Please only enter if you can attend the dinner. One entry per person, per entry method allowed. Transport not included. Johnston Press terms, conditions and rules apply. See www.johnstonpress.co.uk/competition* The Youdan Trophy is being delivered in partnership with Marketing Sheffield, University of Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University, iPro Sport, Seabrook Crisps, Engie, Quick Play Sport, Precision, Brew & Bean, Maurice Parker Interiors, Sandwich King UK, Talbot Sports Turf, G W Price, Hotel Football, The Children’s Hospital Charity, SportPAD, Roundabout and The Star.