Hailing from a family with sport running through its veins, Commonwealth competitor and England’s Netball Team coach Tracey Neville, is the latest inductee into the City of Champions Hall of Fame in Manchester.
Tracey will be joining double gold Olympic medallist Dame Kelly Holmes, as a guest of honour at a star-studded gala dinner at Hotel Football on Saturday 6 February.
The sporting heroes will be inducted by fellow Olympian Diane Modahl on behalf of the Diane Modahl Sports Foundation (DMSF); they’ll be presented with their coveted awards as well as taking part in an exclusive Q&A session on the night.
Also on the evening is a charity auction of items signed by sporting legends who have donated personal articles to raise money for the fantastic cause.
Previous recipients include the most decorated Olympic cyclist of all time Sir Chris Hoy, Premiership and England footballer Rio Ferdinand and Manchester City Council leader Sir Richard Leese.
Tracey said, “I’m over the moon I’ve been invited to join such inspirational athletes in the Hall of Fame. I can’t wait to join Dame Kelly Holmes as a Champion and raise as much money for the DMSF as possible. The charity supports young people in my home town and I’m looking forward to meeting the talented youngsters and upcoming sporting stars of the future”.
Born and bred in Bury, Tracey is the sister of ex-Man United players Phil and Gary Neville.
City of Champions is the brainchild of Diane Modahl who forged her own successful athletics career from her home city of Manchester. The event is a bi-annual celebration of the many great Champions from not only the sporting world, but of inspirational business people and leaders in their field who make a huge difference by inspiring lives and areas.
Diane commented: “Tracey is an inspiration to our youngsters as she was playing netball at county level by the age of 14 – so this is something our DMSF participants can aspire to”.
“There will be a host of champions and sporting legends also attending who will provide more inspiring figures for DMSF participants to learn from.”
Tickets are now available for the dinner, which will also be attended by famous faces from Manchester and beyond; including soap stars, former inductees, business people and legendary sports stars. Prices start at £1000+VAT for a table of ten, and single tickets are available for £125+VAT.