Sportsmans Dinner | Held at the Belle Epoque Knutsford

Our considerable thanks to Tony Evans, Steve Kindred, Chris Edmonds and we think John Selby for making this happen. Scott Quinnell shared his passion for rugby and his gift for story telling was quite something. We have tried to capture the spiritual landscape with a few photo's. Click on each image for a higher resolution image.

Sportsmans Dinner | Belle Epoque | Scott Quinnell

Rapid Fire Bio on Scott.

Born 20 Aug 1972 in Swansea. Son of Welsh international Derek Quinnell. Famous Rugby playing family with 2 younger brothers also playing. Welsh Legend Barry John is his uncle and his Godfather was Mervyn "Merv the Swerve" Davies. Started his career at Llanelli at the age of 8. Played senior rugby at Llanelli and made 149 appearances scoring 69 tries. First played for Wales in 1993 as a blindside flanker and part of the Welsh team who went on to win 5 Nations in 1994. Switched to League in 1994 joining Wigan. Represented Wales in League in 1995. Returned to Union in 1996 joining Richmond and selected for 1997 Lions tour to SA. Returned to Llanelli in 1998 and became part of Welsh team that won 8 straight games before 1999 World Cup. Captained Wales then played his final game for Wales in 2002 (win against Canada). Appeared 59 times for the Scarlets before retiring at end of 2004-05 season, to concentrate on coaching Llanelli RFC Premier team. After retirement joined SKY Sport as a pundit and co-presenter with Will Greenwood on SKY's "School of Hard Knocks" series. Made recurring guest appearances on SKY TV's comedy series "STELLA" Ambassador for "People's Postcode Lottery". Married to Nic and lives with his family near Usk in south Wales. Scott was born Dyslexic which wasn't diagnosed until his early 30's. He now speaks on the subject and represents Welsh Dyslexic Project.

Delivered by our own Club President Tony Evans (clearly of Welsh origin)

Scotts web site.