Rugby club’s summer ball will help support development of the sport

Market Harborough Rugby Club's last summer ball event (picture by Chris Wells).

Market Harborough Rugby Club's last summer ball event (picture by Chris Wells).

A black-tie summer ball which will include live music and an auction of promises is being organised by Market Harborough Rugby Club.

The event, on Saturday, June 21, is being hosted within a Funky Tents marquee at the club’s rugby grounds off Northampton Road.

It always proves to be a popular event and the club is expecting between 300-350 people to attend on the night.

A three-course course meal will be served by caterers Rutland Catering and there will be a licensed bar serving local ales as well as a cocktail bar.

Live music is being provided by Leicester-based band Zed’s Dead, playing a wide variety of music ranging from the 1970s through to the 00s.

There will be an auction of promises.

The summer ball is held every couple of years to raise funds for the club’s 1923 Development Fund to support the development of rugby at the club through its minis/juniors section and its women’s rugby section.

Ed Sanderson, who is part of the team organising the event, said: “This will definitely be a night to remember. I’m trying to make everyone aware that this is a town function open to everyone and not just a rugby club event. It is open to the whole of the south Leicestershire and north Northamptonshire community and we welcome anybody to book a ticket or table.”

Tickets cost £39.50 for the under-25s or £49.50 for the over-25s and are available from the club website or by calling Ed on 07746 610 480. People are being advised to book soon as about 250 tickets have been sold already.

People can book tables from eight people through to 12.

For more details, see the club’s website at

Story by Alex Blackwell.

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