Sporting Chefs - 7th October 2010

Founded in 2008 Sporting Chefs brings sporting celebrities into the kitchen in a battle of the pans to raise money for the BBC Children in Need charity. You thought they were competitive on the field - you haven't seen anything yet!

Meet the Sporting Chefs

Cooking and entertaining you this year we have the following sporting celebrities:

 

John BeresfordJohn Beresford

Born in Sheffield, John Beresford played for clubs Manchester City, Barnsley, Portsmouth, Newcastle United, Southampton and Birmingham City. He is most famous for his Newcastle United spell between 1992 and 1998. Making a fine tag-team partnership with David Hirst at last years Sporting Chefs event he kept spirits high in the kitchen and extracted a massive amount of money as auctioneer.

 

 
Clinton Woods

Clinton Woods

Training on the Gleadless Valley estate in Sheffield Clinton is one of the finest boxers in the UK. He is a former IBF light heavyweight world champion. He has also fought for the WBC light heavyweight title and has held the British, Commonwealth and European titles. I don't think he will receive too many complaints about his cooking!!

 

 

 
David Hirst

David Hirst

Joining Sheffield Wednesday from Barnsley David Hirst remains an idol to Owls fans to this day and gained 3 caps for England (scoring once). David returns to Sporting Chefs again in 2009 after an excellent performance in the kitchen and as auctioneer.

 

 
Jessica Ennis

Jessica Ennis

At only 24 years old, Jessica has shown immense promise as a multi-eventer and has now cemented herself into the history books as a double World Champion.

World Heptathlon Champion 2009 - Gold medalist! 6731 points.

World Indoor Pentathlon Champion 2010 - Gold medalist! 4937 points - a new championship record.

European Champion with
6823 points - a new personal best and new championship record.

 
Chris Waddle

Chris Waddle

Playing for Newcastle, Spurs and Sheffield Wednesday amongst others Chris scored an impressive 147 goals in 743 appearances. Playing for England 62 times between 1985 - 1991 and was part of the semi-final team in the 1990 World Cup Finals.

Now a regular TV pundit.

 
Chris Adams

Chris Adams

A front-foot bruiser, Adams veered from the ferocious to the fallible. He was one of the most explosive batsmen in the county game and loves to hit the ball in the air. In 2006 he led Sussex to double success, winning the C&G Trophy and the Championship. At the end of the season a few eyebrows were raised when he announced he was moving to Yorkshire ... less than a fortnight later even more were raised when he made a U-turn and decided to stay at Hove and he won back-to-back Championships in 2006 and 2007.

 
John Sheridan

John Sheridan

Playing mostly for Leeds (82-89) and Sheffield Wednesday (89-96) as a midfielder John scored 89 in 621 appearances.

John represented the Republic of Ireland (85-94) scoring 5 goals and the 100th Irish international goal at Lansdowne Road in 94 against Bolivia.

John is currently the manager at Chesterfield FC.

 
Mitch Ward

Mitch Ward

Born in 1971 Mitch played for Sheffield United (89-97), Everton (97-00) and Barnsley (00-03) scoring 11 goals as a central defensive midfielder.

 
Mark Crossley

Mark Crossley

Playing most of his career at Nottingham Forest (89-00) Mark made 303 appearances and is the only keeper to save a penalty kick from Matt le Tissier.

On 23 December 2006, Crossley scored a dramatic late equaliser for Sheffield Wednesday in a 3–3 draw with Southampton at Hillsborough.

Trasferring to Chesterfield FC in 2009 Mark is now player / coach.

 

For additional information and images of these and all your sporting heroes check out www.sporting-heroes.net

Event over

The 2010 Sporting Chef event was held at Chesterfield FC b2net stadium on 7th October 2010 with over 160 guests attending.

Sporting Chefs Menu

Many Thanks....

Many thanks to all the sponsors, suppliers and staff who all help to make Sporting Chefs such a great success.

 

 

 

Terry Wogan

Sir Terry Wogan

 

Geoff Thompson

Geoff Thompson - FIFA

 

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Jimmy Greaves