Football legend and scorer of Bantams wonder goal back in Bradford for Bulls
IT is not the sporting crossover you might expect, but a bona fide footballing legend is heading to Odsal in April.
Chris Waddle signed for French club Marseille for £4.5m in 1989 from Tottenham Hotspur, then the third-biggest transfer fee of all-time, was one of England's biggest stars at Italia 90, and claimed the Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year prize in 1993 after firing unfancied Sheffield Wednesday to both domestic cup finals.
Less famous, but fondly remembered in Bradford, was his brief spell with the Bantams in the 1996/97 season, which saw him score an extraordinary long range goal to help knock top-flight Everton out of the FA Cup, and ensure Chris Kamara's side avoided relegation to the Second Division by a mere two points.
The Tynesider is back in Bradford on Friday, April 28, for a 'Dinner with Chris Waddle' at Odsal.
The night has been organised to help Bulls raise funds for the Bradford Bulls Foundation, which among other things, will allow the club to sign top players.
There will be a drinks reception from 6:45pm, with a two-course dinner starting at 7:30pm.
The night is due to wrap up at 10:30pm.
It is an event arranged under 'The Sporting Club' banner, so will cost £55 + VAT for members of the organisation, and £70 + VAT for non-members.
Tickets for the night with the former England winger are available to buy now, and can be purchased via this link.