Former keeper John to star at Rotary dinner

Torbay Weekly

Former Leeds United and Arsenal goalkeeper John Lukic will be the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Preston (Torbay) 35th Charity Sports Personality Dinner next month.

The evening, this year in aid of the Torbay Prostate Support Association and other local charities, will be held at Torquay's Livermead Cliff Hotel on Thursday, March 24.

It will also feature comedian John Gillan.

Lukic, who made more than 650 senior appearances, will be the latest in a long line in top sportsmen who have entertained guests at the dinner - fellow footballers Matt Le Tissier and Dean Windass and cricketer Matthew Hoggard have proved popular speakers in recent years.

Tickets for the evening, which usually raises more than £3,000, cost £45 a head from John Turner at  (07904 995219) or email for what should be a great night, packed with footballing tales.