FoGR Winter Lunches 2019-20

FoGR Winter Lunches

- 1st FoGR Winter Lunch - Friday, November 1, 2019

The Friends of Grace Road are busy preparing for a number of exciting events, including the first Members' lunch of 2019-20 which features a talk from Leicester Riders Chairman - Kevin Routledge.

Drinks will be available from 12 noon in the Fox Bar, and a delicious three-course meal will be held at 12.30pm in the Charles Palmer Suite on Friday, November 1.

Canadian-born Kevin is currently the longest serving club Chairman within the British Basketball League. His association with British basketball first began as a player representing the Loughborough All Stars from 1974 to 1979. After a brief business secondment to Pittsburgh he returned to successfully combine his playing career with club administration and media duties, and he eventually became the Chairman of the British Basketball League for 14 years and was also a Director of the national governing body, England Basketball.

In June 2019, Kevin was formally acknowledged by the Queen in her Birthday Honours list by being awarded the British Empire Medal for services to sport and the community in Leicester. In a modest response to that personal award, Kevin said at the time that it was 'more about the progress Leicester Riders have been making; the progress of basketball more generally; and the creation of the Morningside Arena, which opened in Leicester in January 2016'.

Kevin will talk to us about how the arena came to be built; how the arena is now being operated to be successful and sustainable; the ingredients that have made the Riders a success in recent years; and where basketball currently stands in the UK and where it might be heading.

Click HERE for the menu.


- Members’ Christmas Lunch - Sunday, December 8, 2019

Enjoy a delicious three-course festive meal with a complimentary welcome drink and coffee.

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 - 2nd FoGR Winter Lunch - Friday, February 7, 2020

Details around guest speakers to be confirmed.


 - 3rd FoGR Winter Lunch - Friday, March 6, 2020

Details around guest speakers to be confirmed.


Book now for a place at the FoGR Winter Lunches for £19.95 per person or for the Christmas Lunch for £25 per person by calling 0116 283 2128 or by email to


Murder Mystery Evening

- Friday, October 18, 2019

Leicestershire County Cricket Club is delighted to confirm details for this year’s Murder Mystery evening at the Fischer County Ground!

A criminal family, a missing gangster, a dogged detective, can you solve this Blinder of a Murder Mystery?

Full event details can be found HERE.


FOGR Autumn Craft Fayre

- Saturday, October 26, 2019

The Autumn Craft Fayre in taking place on Saturday, October 26 in the Charles Palmer Suite. Entry is free of charge and there is plenty of free parking, with a wide range of stalls available please come down between 10am and 3pm to see what we have to offer. 

Full event details can be found HERE.


FoGR Quiz Night

- Friday, November 8, 2019

The popular FoGR Annual Quiz Night will take place on Friday, November 8, with teams of four invited to participate. The entry fee of £20 includes a delicious hot buffet.

Full event details can be found HERE.

To book or enquire about any of the FoGR Winter events please call us on 0116 283 2128 or email