Join us in the brand new 175 Suite at The Oval for a major football dinner and screening featuring England’s crucial third group game against Wales.
We are thrilled to welcome former England, Spurs and Man Utd striker Teddy Sheringham, who will be joined by Arsenal legend and ex-England star Ray Parlour, who is one of the game’s great characters and best speakers. Our guests will be previewing the match and England’s prospects in the tournament, as well as discussing their own stellar careers along with our Sky Sports host for the day, Pete Graves.
The event will include a delicious three course dinner, six-hour complimentary bar, memorabilia auction and raffle, giant screen coverage of the big match and analysis from our VIP guests with our Sky Sports host, Pete Graves. Internationally renowned soprano Emily Haig will sing the national anthem before kick-off!
England vs Wales: England will face Wales in a match which may well decide top spot in the World Cup Finals group stage. This all-British thriller should make for a fantastic spectacle, Wales captain and icon Gareth Bale will lead the likes of Aaron Ramsey, Ben Davies, Daniel James and Nico Williams into battle with Welsh fans confident of getting a result against the Three Lions. England will start favourites for the match but history as shown time and again that there are no guarantees at this level. Harry Kane and his team will need to be at their best to prevail!
Teddy Sheringham: Teddy enjoyed an astonishing professional career spanning 25 years, with almost 1000 appearances in club and international matches. A prolific striker, he scored over 350 goals, including 22 in the inaugural Premier League season of 1992-93, landing him the Golden Boot. His most successful spell came at Manchester Utd, where he won 3 consecutive Premier League titles between 1998-2001, and an FA Cup in 1999. Four days after the FA Cup triumph, Teddy scored a dramatic stoppage-time equaliser against Bayern Munich in the Champions League final, then with seconds remaining, Ole Gunnar Solskjær scored from Sheringham’s flick-on, and United won the famous treble of the Premiership, FA Cup and Champions League. Regarded as a legend at White Hart Lane, his two spells at Spurs were very prolific, with 125 goals in 277 appearances. Despite not winning his first cap until 27, Teddy had an excellent England career with 11 goals in 51 matches, the highlight being the SAS partnership with Alan Shearer in 1996, when England made the semi-finals, including a 4-1 destruction of Holland, which people still talk about to this day.
Ray Parlour: Famously dubbed the ‘Romford Pele’ by Marc Overmars, Ray rose through the ranks and broke into the Arsenal side in January 1992, remaining at Highbury for 12 years; he made a total of 466 appearances for the London club. Highlights during his career include a stunning hat-trick at Werder Bremen, another treble against Newcastle as well as scoring in the 2002 FA Cup final versus Chelsea. Parlour won the Double twice with Arsenal, firstly in 1998 and again in 2002 before he left the club on a high note in the summer of 2004 after winning his third title as part of the team dubbed ‘The Invincibles’. In all, in a trophy laden career at Highbury he won an incredible three League titles, four FA Cups, a League Cup and a European Cup Winners’ Cup. After leaving Arsenal, Ray signed for Middlesbrough in 2004, where he played over 60 games in 2 years before a move to Hull City in 2007 where he helped the Tigers avoid relegation from The Championship. Ray now works as a pundit for the likes of Sky Sports and Talk Sport.
Pete Graves: A passionate Newcastle United fan, Pete has enjoyed a swift rise through the broadcasting ranks to become one of the most recognisable faces on Sky Sports. After leaving university, Pete started his broadcasting career with the hospital radio show Radio Tyneside, before working in the local Metro Radio, and then ITV Tyneside as a sports reporter. Since 2009 he has worked at Sky Sports, mainly as a presenter, where his passion for football and knowledge of the game are amongst his greatest assets. Over the past few years Pete has become a great asset as a regular host of our events, and we are delighted to have him as always!
Emily Haig: We are delighted to welcome one of the UK’s best vocalists to sing the pre-match National Anthem! Emily’s powerhouse soprano vocals, spellbinding and dramatic performance and stunning looks ensure that she immediately commands the stage and engages with her audience. Emily has been honoured to perform the National Anthem 27 times at Wembley Stadium, 5 times at Silverstone Circuit and Twickenham Stadium, plus amongst others, the Olympic Park, Motorpoint Arena, Copper Box and Ricoh Stadium, all of which were internationally live broadcast to millions worldwide.
175 Suite at The Oval: One of the world’s oldest and most iconic cricket grounds, The Oval has been the home of Surrey CCC since 1845; it was the first English ground to host Test cricket, and internationals have been played here ever since. The brand new 175 Suite is within the Kia Oval’s recently opened Galadari Stand; situated on the second floor it offers a fantastic view of the famous Oval wicket and abundant natural daylight. Food and service are of the calibre you would expect from the premium facility at a world class stadium. Fully air-conditioned, the Suite has a high ceiling so is perfect for a giant screen event, and with easy tube access from the Northern and Victoria Lines, this is the perfect setting for our event!