Chance to meet Liverpool football legend Ian Rush in Hartlepool

Ian Rush will be at Hartlepool's Engineers Social Club in May. Photo Richard Sellers/PA Wire
Ian Rush will be at Hartlepool's Engineers Social Club in May. Photo Richard Sellers/PA Wire

Football legend Ian Rush is set to give a man of the match performance when he hosts an event in Hartlepool.

The Welshman was one of the most prolific scorers on the pitch in the 1980s and will regale the audience with stories from his heyday.

Town events promoter Andy Husband is organising the night which takes place on Saturday, May 13.

He is looking to build on the success of a similar night last month with fellow Liverpool and England legend John Barnes.

The Engineers Social Club, in Raby Road, will once again serve as the venue and is set to pack in about 180 fans.

Andy said: “I wanted to follow on from the success of the John Barnes night and get someone along similar lines.

“You don’t get many legends coming to Hartlepool and just want to continue the trend. Ian will tell stories and take a few questions from the audience.”

Fundraising on the night will be held for local Sunday league team Into The Blue.

Rush, 55, signed for Liverpool in 1980 and scored 346 goals in 660 appearances, a club record.

His prowess in front of goal helped the Reds to dominate the game for much of the 80s.

May’s Evening With event will be compered by BBC Radio Tees presenter Paul ‘Goffy’ Gough.

The bill also includes comedian Mick Monroe. Tickets are £40 including food, and £60 including a meet and photo with Rush.

Call 07429 338296.