Players to strut their stuff for Fabian

FABIAN Wilnis is turning his former Ipswich Town team-mates into models as part of his testimonial year.

Elvin King

FABIAN Wilnis is turning his former Ipswich Town team-mates into models as part of his testimonial year.

The Dutch defender, who left Portman Road after ten years last June, is staging a Fashion Show at Seckford Theatre, Woodbridge on Wednesday, October 22.

And he has lined up members of the current Blues playing staff to strut their stuff on stage.

“They are all up for it, and it should be a great night,” said Wilnis. “And their wives and girlfriends are going to model as well.

“Fans will be able to see the players in a different light, and some of their children will also be on stage.”

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Wilnis, who is now playing for Grays Athletic in the Blue Square Premier, is going to ensure that the evening goes with a swing with entertainment and a dance show.

The show will also mark the launch of a special Wilnis calendar, which will cost £7.99.

“It will be ready for Christmas,” added Wilnis, who says that it will now contain shots of some of the more memorable moments of his Ipswich Town playing days.

“There are new shots of me posing in all sorts of situations, and also some taken during my playing days. It is a good mix. I will be doing a signing session before and after the fashion show.”

Wilnis missed out on last Saturday's game for Grays because of a groin injury but expects to be fit this week. “I am playing as a central defender and although results have not gone to plan and we have had a change of manager I am enjoying it,” said Wilnis.

“There are times when I talk to the players and pass on my experience. I didn't apply for the manager's job as it is not easy to play and manage.”

There are a limited number of tickets left for the Woodbridge Fashion show and they can be purchased by contacting Seckford Theatre on 01394 615015. Details of Fabian Wilnis' testimonial year can be found on the following web site:

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