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🗓 Sporting Heroes event features Lewis Ward and Gary Warren

Event takes place at SJP on Thursday, November 7

6 November 2019

Exeter City players Lewis Ward and Gary Warren will be part of the panel at the Sporting Heroes event at St James Park on Thursday, November 7.

The event is part of the Exeter Literary Festival and takes place in the Supporters' Trust Suite at St James Park from 6:15pm. 

Tickets are priced at £7 and can be purchased by clicking here. Entry for under-16s is free when accompanied by a paying adult.

The event will see local sporting heroes have been invited to speak about a book of their choice, the last book they read, their 'go to' book or favourite childhood book, followed by a question and answer session.

About the panel:

Ethan Bamber

Ethan signed a professional contract with Middlesex Cricket Club in 2018. He made his first-class debut for Middlesex in the 2018 County Championshipon 17 August 2018. Prior to his first-class debut, he was named in England's squad for the 2018 Under-19 Cricket World Cup, where he was England’s joint top wicket taker. Bamber also toured South Africa with the England Young Lions.He is also a third year student of Theology at Exeter University!

Lewis Ward

Lewis Is Exeter City's first pick goalkeeper, having signed for the club on 1st July 2109, and played in 12 of the 17 games this season. He was formerly at Reading and played with Aldershot, Hungerford and Margate before being given his Football League league debut while at Forest Green Rovers. Lewis also has a degree in Sports Journalism from the University of Staffordshire.In the match On 5 October 2019against Crewe Alexandra Lewis Ward suffered a broken arm.The injury came in the 86th minute, and he continued until the end of the match.

Gary Warren

The 34-year-old Grecian defender only spent a year at Yeovil having arrived there from Inverness Caledonian Thistle, where he won the Scottish Challenge Cup and finished runners up in the Scott League Cup during a six-year spell at the Caledonian StadiumPrior to that, Gary was at Newport County where he helped them to promotion from the Conference South, as champions with a record 103 points, in his first season at the club.During Gary’s time in South Wales he was named Conference South Player of the year, represented Great Britain at the World University Games, where he picked up a bronze medal, and played for Newport County in the FA Trophy final at Wembley.

Kirsty Barker

With a day job as a Landscape Architect, a passion firmly rooted in being on land, rowing 3000 miles across the Atlantic seemed unlikely a few years ago! Last December, Kirsty and the Row For The Ocean adventure team from Exeter undertook the feat, spending a total of 43 days at sea in order to raise awareness of ocean plastics and the brilliant work being undertaken by Surfers Against Sewage.

As part of local adventure team Row For The Ocean - Ros, Kirsty, Laura and Kate, were brought together by a passion for adventure and rowing. In December 2018 they took on 3000 miles of the Atlantic in order to raise awareness of the ocean plastics crisis, and through their work with Surfers Against Sewage; inspire a Plastic Free Generation and create a Plastic Free Exeter by 2020

Annie Chave

Annie is a Guerilla Cricket Commentator, cricket writer & has appeared on BBC television and radio talking about cricket. She is the Somerset County Cricket candidate for The Cricket Supporters Association & a Somerset CCC Member. In Devon she is secretary of Erratics Cricket Club (which is Exeter University’s Staff team).

Alec Hepburn

Prop forward Alec Hepburn joined Exeter Chiefs in 2014-15 season having previously played at Wasps Academy and London Welsh. he has played internationally for England Saxons, England under 20s and made his full England debut in the 2018 Six Nations Tournament.

Hamish Marshall

Hamish is the News and Sports reporter/producer/presenter for BBC TV and Radio. Based in south west of England, he covers local news for BBC Spotlight, BBC News Channel, BBC Radio Devon, and BBC Radio Cornwall.

His national sport including work on Final Score and BBC Radio 5 Live. He has covered five summer Olympic Games and three Winter Olympic Games, two Commonwealth Games and one Paralympic Games.


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