Evening with Geoff Capes & special guests Peter Shilton, Rufus Brevett and Craig Ramage
DERBY QUAD welcomed Geoff Capes – former Olympic shot putter, the World’s Strongest Man and Highland Games champion – to the venue in July.
One of the most recognised sportsmen of his generation, and the most capped British male athlete of all time, people travelled from all over the country for a rare opportunity to hear Geoff Capes in conversation talking about his hugely successful sporting career.
Hosted by Steve Jordan, BBC Radio Derby presenter, and organised by The President of The Geoff Capes Foundation, Ranjit Banwait, the sporting guests talked about their most memorable sporting experiences and offered a unique insight into the challenges they overcame from a young age to get to the level they did.
Geoff was joined by special guests Peter Shilton, former Derby County goalie and the most capped male England International footballer of all time, former Premiership footballer Rufus Brevett who grew up in Derby and went on to play for a number of clubs including QPR and Fulham, and Craig Ramage, local football commentator and former Derby County midfielder.
As well as talking about his life, Geoff outlined the future work of his charity to support children and young people in challenging circumstances to maximise their sporting passions. The event was in aid of and organised by The Geoff Capes Foundation, a national charity to provide disadvantaged children and young people opportunities to participate in sport and other recreational and leisure time activities. Geoff talked about the benefits of the charity and took questions from the audience.
After the event, members of the audience had the opportunity to meet their heroes and have a photo taken.