OUR PATRONS

LEE DIXON

Lee Dixon is a former English professional footballer who played as a right-back for Arsenal, Burnley, Bury, Chester City and Stoke City, as well as gaining 22 caps for the England national side. Like his long time team mate Tony Adams, Lee is revered by fans at Arsenal where he spent the majority of his career.

TONY SMITH

Tony Smith's involvement with British Rugby League began in 1996, finishing his playing career with Workington Town in the inaugural Super League season having previously represented both Illawarra Steelers and the St. George Dragons in his native Australia.

SIR A.P McCOY

Famed for possessing unparalleled mental strength and a ceaseless drive to bring home winning horses whether in low key meetings or in horse racing's showpiece events, Northern Irishman A.P McCoy has rewritten virtually every record in the book.

Kate Hoey's obvious credentials as a skilled politician and a relentless champion for sport in the UK were recognised at the highest level in 1999 when she became the country's first ever female Sports Minister,

KATE HOEY
SIR ELTON JOHN

A global superstar who has sold 300 million records and with scores of memorable songs to his name encapsulating the enduring talent of a pop icon, Sir Elton John has devoted much of his life both to charitable causes and his long held passion for sport.

DAME KELLY HOLMES

Setting and still holding the British records in the 800m and 1000m, Kelly is an Olympic, Commonwealth and European champion that has achieved seven Gold, eight Silver and four Bronze medals throughout her career.