Join us at the Silverlake Stadium on Friday 20th October for an unforgettable evening with Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards!

Eddie, the legendary British ski jumper and Olympian, will be sharing captivating stories from his remarkable journey.

Standard tickets for this event are priced at £55, and for Eastleigh FC season ticket holders, associate directors, and executive club members, have access to a special discounted price of £45 by redeeming a promo code.

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For those who want to enjoy the event with friends and colleagues, tables of 10 can be booked for £450, offering a fantastic group experience.

Please note that if you purchase less than 10 tickets you will be accommodated on a shared table with other people.

As part of the ticket package, attendees will be treated to a delicious two-course meal, served promptly at 7:30pm, providing a delightful dining experience before the main event. Doors open at 6:30pm, allowing ample time to settle in and socialize with fellow attendees.

Adding to the evening’s entertainment, comedian Roger Dakin will be performing a hilarious set, setting the mood for an evening filled with laughter and inspiration.

The dress code for the event is smart casual, ensuring a comfortable yet stylish atmosphere for all attendees.

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About Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards

Michael Edwards, better known as Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards, was Born in Cheltenham (Gloucestershire – United Kingdom). Eddie learnt to ski at the Gloucester Ski & Snowboard Centre in the United Kingdom.

To improve his chances of qualifying for the Calgary Olympics in 1988, he moved to Lake Placid in the US to train and enter races of a higher standard.  However, he quickly found himself short on funds. To realise his Olympic dream, he decided to switch to ski jumping for reasons of cost and easier qualification as there were no other British ski jumpers with whom to compete for a place.

Eddie began ski jumping under the watchful eye of John Viscome and Chuck Berghorn in Lake Placid, using Chuck’s old equipment. Eddie had to wear six pairs of socks to make the boots fit!  He was also handicapped by his weight.  At about 82 kg (181 lb), he was more than 9 kg (20 lb) heavier than the next heaviest competitor.

These were not the only challenges to overcome however. Without any form of financial support for training, Eddie worked as a plasterer and even slept in a disused Finnish hospital for a short time to save enough money to keep his Olympic dreams alive. Being very longsighted, Eddie also had to wear his high strength spectacles at all times. During ski jumps, his glasses often fogged to such an extent that he could not see!

Eddie first represented Great Britain at the 1987 World Championships and was ranked 55th in the world. This performance qualified him, as the sole British applicant, for the 1988 Winter Olympics.  At that time, he was the British ski jumping record holder despite finishing last in the 70m and 90m events.  Eddie has since become famous for personifying the Olympic spirit and for his determination to represent his country without any form of funding.