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Frank Stapleton engages the audience

February saw Challenge 4 Change host two intimate evenings with Sporting Legends from Manchester’s premier Football Clubs. Feedback on both has been excellent. This is on the speakers, the venue, the work that Challenge 4 Change does and on the quality of the food on offer which was supplied by our partners at Warren Bruce Court, please see for details.

The first evening saw Mike and Nick Summerbee entertaining guests with a relaxed question and answer session and a particular insight into Mike’s relationship with George Best in the late 60s when the pair were best mates and shared a few “common interests”. Nick also gave an insight into what it was like following in the footsteps of such a famous father when he played at both Swindon and City and into what it was like being a premiership footballer.

The second evening saw Frank Stapleton give an honest insight into how he became a professional footballer in England and how he ended up starting his career at Arsenal. He also spoke about his 5 Wembley Cup Final appearances, his relationship with Big Jack when he was manager of the Republic of Ireland and also in to what he sees as the main differences in the game from when he played to now.

Both evenings were treated to views of youngsters training in the centre and to an insight into the work that Challenge 4 Change undertakes. There will be more such evenings coming up and if you are interested in attending then please e-mail

The next Challenge 4 Change Annual Sports Dinner date is set at 01st October with guest speaker Mike Summerbee confirmed with entertainment from singers Jon Christos and Jenny Williams. For more information please e-mail