Thursday evening saw over 200 guests pack into the Stanley Stephenson Suite at Selhurst Park for the latest Academy Sporting Dinner, and for one night only, see Palace Legends Ian Wright and Mark Bright reunite their partnership.
Another club favourite Barry Williams hosted the event and took those in attendance on a trip down memory lane, recounting how the Wright and Bright partnership evolved and ultimately attained legendary status after forging what undoubtedly became the greatest and most memorable striking duo in the club’s history.
Tales recounted included the pair's rise to prominence during the mid to late 1980’s as the club gained promotion to Division 1, followed by the famous 1990 FA Cup campaign and top three finish in 1991 .
The evening was kindly sponsored by Rudridge and a significant sum was raised for the Crystal Palace FC youth academy.
The club would like to extend their thanks to Rudridge and everybody else who attended and supported the evening.
Pictured above: Alan Betteridge from Rudridge with the two Palace legends.
The next academy sporting dinners will be during the end of season events in May 2016 – full details will be released soon or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be put on the events database.