An Evening with Stewart Downing & David Wheater Hosted by Jeff Winter
- Questions & Answers
- Pie and peas
Date: Friday 17th November 2023
Doors open: 6:30pm
Stewart Downing English former professional footballer. Started his career at Middlesbrough, where after a loan at Sunderland, he became a key part of the team, winning the League Cup in 2004 and helping them to the UEFA Cup final two years later. In 2009, he joined Aston Villa for an initial £10 million, then moved on to Liverpool for twice that amount two years later, again winning the League Cup in 2012. He played for two seasons at West Ham United before returning to Middlesbrough, where he won promotion to the Premier League. A full international from 2005 to 2014, Downing earned 35 caps for England. He was included in the nation’s squads that reached the quarter-finals at the 2006 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2012.
David Wheater English former professional footballer who played as a defender. Wheater started his professional career at Middlesbrough in 2004, having graduated through the club’s youth teams. He had three loan spells away from Middlesbrough during the 2006–07 season; at Doncaster Rovers, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Darlington (loan). An injury to Jonathan Woodgate at the start of the following season saw Wheater become a regular player for Middlesbrough, and he would make a total of 140 league appearances for the club before switching to Bolton Wanderers in January 2011. After eight-and-a-half years with the club, he spent two seasons with Oldham Athletic and then returned to Darlington in 2022.
Jeff Winter former Premier League Referee. Jeff took charge of the 2004 FA Cup final between Manchester Utd and Millwall, his final game as a professional referee before retirement.