Online Reunion for Torquay United’s 2009 Promotion Heroes

Torquay United’s 2009 promotion heroes – and some much-loved extras – are reuniting online in the name of charity, in an event organised by a group of avid Torquay United fans.  

The Legends of the Buckle Era event, which is taking place on Friday, 9th April 2021, will bring together stars of Paul Buckle’s Torquay side that famously won promotion to the Football League in such memorable fashion at Wembley in 2009.  

Hosted by Torquay super-fan Helen Chamberlain, the Yellow Army will get the chance to hear from former players, including goalscoring hero Tim Sills, dynamic winger Wayne Carlisle, magician full back Kevin Nicholson and much-loved forward Martin Gritton.  

In addition, former chairman Alex Rowe will also be in attendance, as will some ‘bonus’ guests as Torquay fans get the chance to put questions to the famous side, and get the inside track on the dressing room antics during one of the most successful periods in Torquay’s recent history. 

With over 600 appearances between the quartet of players, Gulls fans can expect tales-a-plenty from some of the club’s most famous players – all in the name of charity. 

One of the Torquay fans organising the event, Stephen Dixon, said, “After what has been an incredibly challenging year for everyone, we wanted to try and create a little oasis for Torquay fans in among everything else. What better way of doing that than looking back on the achievements of our favourite club while raising some money for charity?”

“When fans register to attend the event, they get the chance to submit a question to be asked on the evening. We really want all Torquay fans to get involved, tune in on the night and have a good time with some of the players we all used to cheer on from the Popside.”  

The event will be hosted live on Microsoft Teams, with tickets available for the two-hour event at £10 each. In order to submit a question for consideration on the night, fans need to book their tickets before 31st March, although tickets will still be on sale after that date.  

All of the money raised is being split between charities nominated by the guests. Charities announced so far includeRescuemania, Parkinsons UKAbove Water and the Children’s Ward at Torbay Hospital. 

Book your ticket now to the Legends of the Buckle Era online event.

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