Background to Kent's Sporting Legends
Founded by former Kent Sport Director Graham Holmes, Kent's Sporting Legends is a biennial event which celebrates the sporting talent within the county. On 30 November 2012 the University of Kent hosted the very first Legends event in partnership with the Kent County Council Sport and Physical Activity Service.
The hosted for the evening was Kent alumnus and county cricketer, David Fulton. A number of sporting legends from the region were in attendance including: England cricketer and Ashes winner Geraint Jones MBE; Maidstone-born GB decathlete Martin Brockman; Canterbury’s England women’s rugby player Amy Garnett; and Sochi winter Olympics GB bobsleigh team member David Coleman.
The evening included some amazing and inspirational guests who talked about their experiences at the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games:
- Ben Quilter, Visually Impaired Judo (60kg) - Bronze medal
- Will Bailey, Table Tennis - Silver Individual and Bronze Team medal
- Jack Green, Athletics - 4x400m Relay Final
- Steve Brown, Wheelchair Rugby - GB Team Captain
Presented by Jan Leeming (former BBC news reader and presenter) with athlete interviews conducted by Radio Kent's very own John Warnett, it was a night guests will never forget and described as 'outstanding' by many of the sporting superstars in attendance.