ATFC Sportsman’s Dinner – 2nd Nov

Aldershot Town are delighted to welcome England legend Terry Butcher as special guest at the Club’s annual Sportsmans Dinner on Friday 2nd November at Farnborough’s Village Hotel.

The black tie event is one of the Club’s annual fundraisers and a highlight of the local social calendar. From 7pm, guests will enjoy a pre-dinner drinks reception and delicious three-course meal, before joining the hard-hitting defender in remembering a fascinating career.

Butcher played in three World Cup squads for England including the side that reached the semi-finals in Italia 90 and lining up against Diego Maradona in the 1986 World Cup in the infamous ‘Hand of God’ game.

Born in Singapore, where his father was commissioned in the Royal Navy, Butcher started his career at his boyhood club Ipswich Town where he was part of their famous squad that won the UEFA Cup in 1981 under Sir Bobby Robson.

He then moved onto Rangers where he won the Scottish Premier League in three of his four full seasons at the Scottish club before moving onto Coventry City as Player-Manager and then Sunderland under the same role.

A brief spell at Clydebank as a player followed before he went on to manage Motherwell, Sydney and Brentford before becoming George Burley’s assistant manager with the Scotland National Team. He then moved to Inverness Caledonian Thistle where he won them promotion to the SPL and guided them to their first ever top-6 finish in the SPL before spells managing Hibernian, Newport County and the Phillipines National Team.

Butcher is joined on the bill by hilarious comedian Mike Gunn, who is most recognised for his work on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and for appearing in nine episodes of Al Murray’s ‘Time Gentleman Please’.

Mike has also supported the likes of Jo Brand, Alan Davies and Lee Mack and has had two solo shows at the Edinburgh Festival. He’s performed in Comedy Shows all over the world, including in the Falkland Islands where he entertained troops stationed there.

The evening will also feature some amazing raffle prizes and an auction. Tickets are £600 + VAT for a table of 10 or £60 + VAT each. These can be booked by calling Aldershot Town FC on 01252 320211 or emailing