2 March 2024

What a night! Centenary ball is ‘resounding success’

Hornsea Rugby Union Club held their Centenary Ball on Saturday at Tickton Grange Hotel, and the event was a resounding success.

Some 125 guests attended the evening, which involved a brief welcome speech from club president Steve Crook and club chairman Nick O’Mahony, followed by a wonderful three-course meal.

Local band the Contraband played an excellent long live set, which had everyone on the dance floor.

The guests dined at 12 tables that were named after former players and club officials from the early days of the club in the 1920s and 1930s. It was fitting that, 100 years on, they played their part in the centenary celebrations.

Hornsea RUFC president Steve Crook said: “What a night was had at the Hornsea RUFC Centenary Ball!

“Our venue, Tickton Grange Country Hotel, looked stunning, and the staff did a great job in looking after us all, even with us getting slightly behind the timing schedule!

“A couple of thank yous…

“Thank you to club photographer Carl Wiles for coming along and taking some fantastic photos.

“Thank you to Jon Dexter for organising, and Diane Rotherforth for painting a stunning picture of the Hollis Recreation Ground, which ended up being auctioned off to a consortium bid of £1,000.

“The incredibly generous group who won the bid have decided for the picture to be homed in our wonderful clubhouse at The Hollis Recreation Ground, and what a gesture from Holly Hellstrom-Britton who donated her Heads and Tails winnings to the cause.

“Thanks to Nick O’Mahony for sorting out all of the finances for the evening.

“Our band, the Contraband, entertained everyone superbly, having everyone up on the dance floor.

“My final thank you is to my wife, Elizabeth, who put everything together, helping the venue look absolutely fantastic, fitting for such an occasion.”