Former Leeds United star makes guest appearance

Sportsmans Dinner featuring Leeds United legend Norman Hunter at The Tower House, Pye Nest'Pictured are Peter Meskimmon, Robert Oddy, Norman Hunter, Andrew Holt and comedian Mark Rough
Sportsmans Dinner featuring Leeds United legend Norman Hunter at The Tower House, Pye Nest'Pictured are Peter Meskimmon, Robert Oddy, Norman Hunter, Andrew Holt and comedian Mark Rough
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A Leeds United legend was guest speaker at a sportsman’s dinner in Halifax.

Norman “Bites Yer Legs” Hunter, who made over 500 appearances for the Whites and was part of the World Cup-winning squad of 1966, was VIP at the Tower House Hotel, Pye Nest.

The 68-year-old entertained the crowd by giving an insight into his time at the club, the players he worked alongside and his life since he retired, including radio and hosting corporate events for his old team.

After a four-course dinner and lively question-and-answer session, comedian Mark Rough got the 75 guests laughing with his stand-up routine.

Robert Oddy, manager of the family-run hotel, said: “It was an excellent night.

“The first thing Norman said when he arrived was that he wanted a pint and a drink with the lads.

“He was friendly and jovial and gave an insight to what it was like playing alongside his friend Jack Charlton. The two of them were in defence for Leeds for many years.

“We set up a projector and showed some of the great Leeds United moments over the years.”

The Tower House are hoping to hold a second sportsman dinner in October, with Ashes-winning bowler Matthew Hoggard as guest speaker.