13 August 2015
Throwback Thursday: Our First Meeting with Tuffers
This week we are throwing back and reminiscing on our first meeting with the man himself, Phil Tufnell a.k.a Tuffers.
We met Tuffers in 1998, around 17 years ago. It was a roller coaster, as 12 months previous we remember watching him in awe, cheering him on as he won the 1997 Oval Test for England against the Aussies. Then just two years after we were his agent, and three years later we were business partners. Phew! What an incredible few years! If we were to have sat down and predicted what those five years would bring, I don’t think we would have thought it would be any of this. It’s so exciting to see where we started and see how far we have come.
Back to Tuffers, he was just the same back then as he is now, a cheeky chappy and North London lad. That first meeting lasted an hour and we reckon he must have smoked at least 10 cigarettes as well as hydrating with two or three pints and he was a professional cricketer for Middlesex and England at the same time. We don’t know how he did it, we couldn’t have hacked it.
It was an exciting meeting as it marked the start of an exciting journey, as the following year we organised his Benefit Year and it was a cracking good event. The rest they say is history and Phil Tufnell is still one of our shareholders 17 years on.