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Meet the Athletes Evening 2019

Meet The Athletes Evening 2019

Tuesday 12 February 2019 – Brendan Purcell

6.30pm to 9.45pm (the Main Bar will remain open following the formal proceedings)

Meet the Athletes Evening 2019 with guest speaker, Brendan Purcell, the new Director of Performance at British Rowing.

Prior to joining BR in March 2018, Brendan served as Performance Director at British Triathlon, where he oversaw success on the world, Olympic and Paralympic stage. This included leading Great Britain to seven medals at the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, including a historic second gold for Alistair Brownlee and a first ever medal for a British woman through Vicky Holland. In the inaugural Paralympic triathlon, Great Britain finished second in the medal table, with one gold, two silvers and one bronze.


The evening will follow our well established and highly successful formula.

6.30 pm Complimentary reception drinks will be served and you will have a chance to meet all the athletes* and our guest speaker.

7.15 pm We will move promptly to table where the athletes will be introduced before the service of a three-course meal.

Members will share their tables of ten with past and present Leander Olympic champions and medallists. There will be two athletes per table and they will move after each course, ensuring you all have a chance to meet as many as possible.

9.15 pm Brendan will speak and take questions

9.45 pm Athletes depart, Main Bar remains open until 11pm


Oak smoked chicken salad with artichoke, orange and tamarind emulsion

Main Course:
Duo of Duck with roasted celeriac, mushrooms and citrus sauce

Vanilla & brown sugar panna cotta, caramel poached pears, pumpkin seeds granola and tahini ice cream

Coffee and chocolates

Special diets can be accommodated but please contact the office in advance of the evening to make your request.


Tickets are £48 a head including reception drinks, allowing guests to purchase their own table wines as they require.

These events always fill up quickly and bookings can be made straight to the Club office with card payment.

Members are very welcome to bring guests.

Please contact or call 01491 575782


Katherine Douglas, Holly Norton, Karen Bennett, Fiona Gammond,  Kat Copeland,  Matt Rossiter,  John Collins, Tom George, Sholto Carnegie, Jacob Dawson, Georgina Brayshaw, Ruth Siddorn, Emily Carmichael, Whitney Powell, Rachel Heap, James Robson, Ryan Todhunter, George Rossiter


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