Friday 21st September 2018
- Q&A with Jason Gillespie (Men's Head Coach of Sussex Sharks), Mark Robinson (Women's T20 Head Coach) and Rob Andrew (for RFU Director and Sussex Cricket Chief Executive)
- Three-course dinner at the 1st Central County Ground, the home of Sussex Cricket
- Supports great causes through the Boundless Foundation and Sussex Cricket Foundation
- Win a new Sussex Sharks T20 Vitality Blast shirt signed by the team
- Organised by Boundless
We will be joined by three of Sussex Cricket’s biggest names – men’s Head Coach Jason 'Dizzy' Gillespie, former player and coach and current England Women’s Head Coach Mark Robinson and chief executive and former England rugby star, Rob Andrew.
After your three-course meal, you'll have the chance to hear about the what happens behind the scenes at Sussex Sharks’ T20 matches, their spectacular careers and the future of cricket.
A portion of the proceeds from each ticket will be donated towards the Sussex Cricket Foundation, a charity which seeks to increase participation, inspire education and improve health.
Our Celebrity Sharks for the evening are:
Jason 'Dizzy' Gillespie - a former Australian Test cricketer who played in four Ashes series victories and was a World Cup winner in 2003. He has also coached Yorkshire to two County Championships in 2014 and 2015 and Adelaide Strikers in Australia’s Big Bash.
Mark Robinson OBE – England women’s coach who led the team to world cup victory in India in 2017. Mark ‘Robbo’ Robinson also coached the Sussex team to County Championship titles in 2006 and 2007.
Rob Andrew MBE – a former English rugby union footballer and was, until April 2016, Professional Rugby Director at the RFU. Rob is now the chief executive of Sussex Cricket.
As part of your ticket price, you are making a £10 contribution towards the Boundless Foundation which supports charities in making a real difference to people's lives. The Boundless Foundation is working with Sussex Community Cricket on Walking Cricket. This aims to encourage older people living in isolation to try a new activity, meet friends and create new social circles. 100% of your donation from the ticket price will go to directly support this cause.
Is parking available?A
There is no parking available onsite and all attendees are urged to use public transport or use the public car park, Norton Road Car Park (BN3 3BE) which is located a short walk West of the Cricket Ground opposite Hove Town Hall (charges apply between 8am and 8pm). For further information please go to: www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/content/parking-and-travel/parking/norton-road-car-park
How do I get there?A
By Train: Hove Railway Station is a ten minute walk from the ground. Leave the station and head South on Goldstone Villas, at the bottom of the road turn right onto Eaton Road. Cross over The Drive continuing along Eaton Road, The 1st Central County Ground will appear on your left hand side. Brighton Railway Station is approximately a mile and a half from the Club. There are regular rail services from Brighton Station to Hove Station. There is also a taxi rank located just outside Brighton Station, together with a bus terminus (please see bus details below).
By Bus: The Number 7 bus runs past the North (Cromwell Road) end of the ground with several stops near the ground. This service is the George Street, Hove to Brighton Marina service and serves both Hove and Brighton Rail Stations. This bus runs approximately every 10 minutes and around every 15 minutes on Sundays. The 21 & 21A Brighton Marina to Goldstone Valley service stops outside the main entrance to the ground; these are less frequent but do run through the central Hove and Brighton areas. For up to date information on these services and for detailed route map information please visit www.buses.co.uk.
Where will I be seated for dinner?A
A seating plan will be in operation and each table has space for ten people. For bookings of ten or fewer people, we will guarantee seating is allocated together. If you have friends or family who have bought tickets on a separate booking, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can allocate your seating together.
What is the dress code?A
Smart, although this is not a black tie event.
What food and drink is included in the price?A
The will be a three-course dinner and you have to select your meal choice at time of booking. Tea and coffee will be served after the dinner and additionally a cash bar will be available throughout the event. Unfortunately, the bar is unable to take card payments. If you have any allergies or other specific dietary requirements such as lactose free, gluten free or vegan, please specify during the booking process.
What are the timings for the event?A
Attendees can arrive from 7pm and the event will finish at approximately 11pm.
Is there a cloakroom at the venue?A
There is an area at the venue to leave coats, bags and personal belongings. These are left at the owner’s risk.
If I purchase a ticket and then cannot attend the event am I entitled to a refund?A
We cannot offer any ticket refunds, however you can pass your ticket on to a family member or friend.
Is there disabled access to the venue?A
The venue is wheelchair accessible throughout.
Can I take photographs on the night?A
You are allowed to take pictures the event. Photographs must be for personal use only and commercial photography of any kind is strictly prohibited.
Is any of my ticket price going to charity?A
As part of your ticket price you are making a £10 contribution towards the Boundless Foundation which supports charities in making a real difference to people's lives. The Boundless Foundation is working with Sussex Community Cricket on Walking Cricket. This aims to encourage older people living in isolation to try a new activity, meet friends and create new social circles. 100% of your donation from the ticket price will go to directly support this cause.