Players from Everton’s League and European Cup Winners’ Cup winning side will come together at a special event in November to celebrate the life and career of Howard Kendall, the Club’s most successful ever manager, through the release of a new film, Everton - Howard’s Way.
Taking place on Monday 11 November, the event will see the entire 1984/85 winning squad reform for the first time in more than 30 years for an exclusive screening of the new film followed by a series of interviews to recall their stories and memories of that era.
The celebration and screening will take place in The Great Hall at St George’s Hall, offering more than 500 supporters the opportunity to attend this once-in-a-lifetime event. In addition to the playing squad, a number of special guests will also be in attendance to pay tribute to the Everton Giant.
Tickets to the event went on sale on Monday afternoon and sold out in just over 24 hours, with all proceeds being donated to Everton in the Community’s ‘People’s Place’ campaign which will see the Club’s official charity build and develop a purpose-built mental health facility close to Goodison Park to support anyone in times of need.
Filmmaker Rob Sloman said: “We are delighted to be working with the Club and Everton in the Community to host such a wonderful event to recognise and celebrate Everton’s greatest ever manager. It is going to be a truly unforgettable experience and probably something which will never be repeated. All proceeds from the night will be donated to The People’s Place which is a fantastic campaign and demonstrates why Everton really is the People’s Club.”
Everton - Howard’s Way charts the Blues’ rise from a decade of struggle and misfortune in the 1970s to recognition as one of the best footballing sides in Europe in the mid-1980s, through the players who became household names under Kendall and remarkable never-before-seen footage.
Featuring names including Andy Gray, Kevin Ratcliffe, Peter Reid, Graeme Sharp and Neville Southall, Howard’s Way is more than the tale of Kendall, a man with Everton in his blood; it is the story of a team intent on greatness and a city united in defiance. A story told by all the heroes of the day - the men who made history.
The Everton - Howard’s Way screening will take place on Monday 11 November at St George’s Hall.