LEGENDS OF THE LEROY ERA EVENT
Reunion in the name of charity for Rosenior’s Torquay United heroes
Former Torquay United boss Leroy Rosenior is reuniting with famous faces from the club’s past in an online reunion event raising money for The Trussell Trust.
Remarkably, it’s 18 years since Leroy Rosenior led the Gulls to League One for the first time since 1966, and he’ll be joined by key members of his squad in an online event on Friday, 17th June, from 1900-2100.
In the one-off live special event, sponsored by the Torquay United Supporters Trust, the Yellow Army will hear from influential former players during Rosenior’s tenure in the Plainmoor dugout, including midfield maestro Alex Russell, diminutive attacker Jo Kuffour, stalwart Kevin Hill and centurion Martin Gritton.
Leroy Rosenior’s time in the Torquay United hot seat involved much triumph, heartbreak and ultimately success, with United’s 2-1 victory over Southend on the final day of the 2004 season securing United’s automatic promotion to the third tier of English football.
Torquay fans have been submitting questions for the group to discuss on the night, as they look back on an unforgettable time in Torquay United’s history.
The event is being organised by a group of Torquay United fans with all proceeds going to The Trussell Trust, who support a nationwide network of food banks and provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty in the UK.
Legends of the Leroy Era, as it’s known, is the second event this group of Torquay fans have organised in the name of charity, with Legends of the Buckle Era raising over £1,800 for charities last year.
Ben Currie, one of the Torquay fans organising the event, said: “After the huge success of the last event, we felt compelled to pull our collective heads together and give Torquay fans a chance to look back on some great seasons and raise some money for charity while doing so”.
“The 2004 team was one of the best I’ve ever seen don the yellow shirt, with promotion secured by a side that oozed class, skill and talent. I can’t wait to revisit that glorious season with the heroes I cheered on”.
“The group of former players and Leroy himself have been so generous with their time in agreeing to get involved in this and they’ve suggested the hugely-deserving charity of The Trussell Trust so we hope to repay that generosity with a cracking event that does a lot of good for those in need.”
The event will be streamed live on YouTube, with tickets available for the two-hour event at £10 each. All the money raised will be donated to The Trussell Trust. If fans can’t tune in for the live event, they’ll be given access to a recording to watch at their leisure.