FORMER Premier League goalkeeper Paddy Kenny is going back to where it all began, when he comes to the Midland Hotel in October this year.

Kenny, who most famously played in goal for Sheffield United, QPR and Leeds, began his career as a teenager at Bradford (Park Avenue).

The Halifax native was an ever-present for them in the Northern Premier League during the 1997-98 season.

He then had trials at Birmingham City and Bradford City, before he was signed by Neil Warnock at Bury in September 1998 for a £10,000 fee, following a recommendation from Avenue's manager Trevor Storton.

Twenty-four years later he is back, with the Bradford Park Avenue Development Fund hosting a sportsman's evening at the Midland Hotel on Friday, October 7.

Kenny will be there, as will comedian Gary Marshall.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The poster for the event in October.The poster for the event in October.

There is set to be a three-course meal, a raffle and an auction at the event, with tickets costing £40 per head.

For further information, email the BPA Development Fund Chairman Dave Stordy on or contact him on 01274 512989.