Thursday, January 24th, 2019
7.45 to 9.30am
MSC - Manchester Hall, Bridge Street
Andy Burnham will be our first breakfast guest star in 2019 at the Manchester Sporting Club.
The Mayor of Greater Manchester is a highly popular and leading figure in the city and region and a massive supporter of sport.
Burnham, the former MP for Leigh as well as Secretary of State for Culture, Media & Sport and also Secretary of State for Health, as well as Shadow Home Secretary,
has been Mayor since 2017 and has made the city's homelessness one of his major focal points. He also oversaw the aftermath of the Manchester Arena bombing.
In terms of sport he is a lifelong Everton fan, a Honorary Vice-President of Leigh Centurions RLFC and the current President of the Rugby Football League.
Come and listen to him on all things Manchester, sport and a small sprinkling of politics, too, over breakfast at the MSC.
Tickets: £35 + VAT for members, £45 + VAT for non members
February 1st, 2019.
Dublin Sporting Club: 9, St Stephen's Green.
He was the man who led the England rugby team to four consecutive runners up spots in the Six Nations before losing his job after the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Four years later Stuart Lancaster is the toast of Dublin after playing a significant role as Senior Coach to Leinster as the Irish province became European champions. Who better, then, than Lancaster to be our first lunch guest the day before Ireland face England in the 2019 Six Nations and in the build up to the launch of the Dublin Sporting Club a few weeks later.
Come to St Stephens Green for photos and drinks at 9 Below, enjoy a three course lunch at the Hibernian Club and a 40 minute Q&A with Stuart before returning downstairs for the continuation of Six Nations weekend festivities.
Tickets: 80 Euros
To book tickets please contact [email protected]
February 12th, 2019. 12.30-15.30.
Morton's, 28 Berkeley Square
Come and join world cup winner Mike Tindall at the LSC for lunch in Mayfair after two pulsating rounds of the 2019 Six Nations tournament and in the run up to the Rugby World Cup in Japan. Tindall, of course, was part of the historic England team that won rugby's greatest prize in 2003 and went on to win 75 caps for his country as an outside centre, scoring 74 points to boot. He played his club rugby first at Bath and then Gloucester and also turned out for the Barbarians. His England career lasted 11 years in which he also won the 2003 Grand Slam and the 2011 Six Nations championships. Mike is also married to Zara Phillips, the eldest grandaughter of the Queen and a former world and European eventing champion and Olympic silver medallist. The day is sure to be full of stories and insights from one of English rugby's most successful players of all time.
Tickets: £120 + VAT for members, £150 + VAT for non members.
February 21st, 2019
Timings: 6pm, Manchester Hall
The national treasure that is Frank Bruno will be the main event at our dinner in Manchester on February 21st. The former heavyweight champion of the world is back by popular demand after starring in London a year ago. Bruno, one of the most popular sporting figures of the past 30 years, famously fought Mike Tyson twice when the American boxer was at his savage best. He also twice fought for the world title before, finally, achieving his dream by winning it at his third attempt. Post boxing Frank has spoken with great honesty about mental health problems and has rehabilitated himself in the process. Come and be entertained by Big Frank over dinner and drinks at Manchester Hall.
Tickets: £80 + VAT for members, £100 + VAT for non members
With Tony Woodcock, Viv Anderson and Others.
At The Square: 6-10 Bruton Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 6PU.
February 26th, 2019
Timings: 6.30 - 10.00
When Brian Clough was sacked by Leeds in 1975 the only club who wanted him was a run down 2nd Division outfit called Nottingham Forest. Within four years the managerial legend had Forest promoted, then First Division champions and then, incredibly, in 1979, European Champions. 40 years on we will celebrate this ridiculous story over a sumptuous three course dinner in Mayfair with plenty of footage from the time and first-hand accounts from the former England and European Cup-winning Forest stars Tony Woodcock and Viv Anderson, with other teammates likely to be present.
Come and join us, become misty-eyed and re-live the story of how the team nobody believed in and the manager nobody wanted made sporting history. It is a story handed down through the generations, a story that has lasted the passing of time. Clough, Forest, Europe. It truly was a miracle.
Tickets: £125 + VAT
The Square, 6-10 Bruton St, Mayfair, London, W1J 6PU
March 21st, 2019: Mayfair.
6.30 - 10.30pm
The LSC will be staging our first ever sports quiz in Mayfair partnership with our good friends from Right To Play.
The quiz and dinner will be hosted by four time winter Olympian skier and TV personality Chemmy Alcott, ably abetted by former Olympic, world, European and Commonwealth long jump champion Greg Rutherford and former Winter Olympic skeleton bob gold medallist Amy Williams. With further video questions from Brazilian football super star Neymar, world heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua and double Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, it promises to be a star-studded night.
There will be six fun rounds interspersed by a sumptuous three course dinner before a Q&A at the end of the evening.
The LSC are proud to be partners with Right To Play for this amazing event.
Right To Play‘s mission is to protect, educate and empower children to rise above adversity using the power of play.
Children are amongst the most vulnerable people in the world. For many, their futures are limited by violence, child labour, early marriage, illiteracy and inequality. They fight to attend and stay in school, to be treated with dignity and respect and to be safe. Right To Play empowers children to rise above these challenges and find their way back to hope.
We are transforming the lives of 1.9 million children across Africa, Asia and the Middle East every week. Using all forms of play – sports, music, dance, art and free play – we create lasting impact and empower children with the knowledge and skills to drive change in their lives, their families and their communities.
To find out more visit www.righttoplay.org.uk
Tickets are £125 + VAT for members, £150 + VAT for non members.
Thursday, April 4th, 2019: MSC Manchester Hall
He is, quite simply, one of the most popular figures in English football and, let it not be forgotten, one of the more successful too. Harry Redknapp was a fine player in his day, best known as part of the great West Ham team that gave England the key players to win the 1966 World Cup, but he remains current to this day due to his long career as a football manager at clubs such as West Ham, Southampton, Portsmouth (where he won the FA Cup), Spurs (where he took them to a top 4 finish and Europe) and QPR, among others.
Over 1,395 games in charge he oversaw the careers of many of the game's top players, has a wealth of stories to share about the teams, the players and all the managers he knew so well and, like his son Jamie, enjoys life as a pundit and celebrity status, and now the new "King of the Jungle" after winning ITV's 2018 "I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here."
This is a must for all football fans over drinks, photos, a beautiful dinner and a question and answer session which is guaranteed to be a riot.
Tickets: £80 + VAT for Members, £100 + VAT for Non Members.
April 11th, 2019. 12:30
Morton's Berkeley Square.
He is recognised as one of the greatest cricketers in English sporting history, certainly the best all-rounder this country has ever produced, and one of the greatest all-rounders the game has ever witnessed. Sir Ian Botham, OBE, will be our April lunch guest in Mayfair and he is sure to share with us all the story of his amazing, sometimes riotous, occasionally controversial but never dull career. The man who played in 102 test matches, scored over 5,000 runs and bagged 383 wickets (a world record at the time) was one of those sportsmen who emptied the bars whenever he came out to play for Somerset, Worcestershire, Durham and, of course, England. A colourful personality off the field, there were times when he dominated both front and back pages. Post career he would raise over £12 million after a series of long-distance walks for various charities, but mainly leukaemia research. His work and fund raising has made a huge difference to the survival rates of this particular cancer.
The LSC are delighted to welcome such a giant of a sportsman to the club and very much hope you join us over the usual pre-lunch drinks and photo session, a sumptuous three-course meal, the company of other sporting personalities and then the main event - an intimate audience with Sir Ian.
Tickets: £120 for members + VAT; £150 + VAT for non members.
MSC. Wednesday, December 12th. 6-9pm.
Andrew "Freddie" Flintoff has enjoyed the sort of career both in sport and beyond that most of us can only dream about.
One of the most high profile cricketers in the world Freddie was also one of the greatest all-rounders England has ever produced.
He played in 79 test matches bagging 226 wickets and scoring 3,845 runs, and if these figures are not impressive enough, he produced many match-winning performances, notably during the 2005 Ashes-winning series. He also captained England and played in 141 one day internationals as well.
His career post cricket has been equally successful. A captain in the popular, James Corden-hosted "A League of Their Own" on Sky One TV, he has also featured in various other shows including "Freddie Fries Down Under," "Cannonball," the very frank and honest "The Hidden Side of Sport" and much more.
Now he looks forward to being one of the co-hosts of the BBC's "Top Gear" next year.
Come and meet Freddie over pre dinner drinks, enjoy a sumptuous three-course dinner, a night of good fun and networking, and a Q&A with the main star.
The dinner is in association with the Steven Croft testimonial year and Steven, Freddie's Lancashire cricket teammate for many years, will be there on the night as well.
December 4th, 2018: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
He is, according to Sir Steve Redgrave, one of Brtain's greatest ever Olympians, and who would argue with Sir Steve? His fellow knight of the realm, Sir Ben Ainslie, will be joining the LSC for our December lunch at our Mayfair club and we are, quite frankly, too excited for words. Why? Well, let's start with four back to back Olympic gold medals in two different classes of sailing boats between 2000 and 2012 in the UK. (You can add an Olympic silver in 1996 into the mix, too). That, alone, makes Sir Ben one of our greatest Olympians and remember, he had one shot every Games, not multiple attempts at winning medals unlike other Olympic sports. But that's not all. Who can forget the epic America's Cup when Sir Ben joined the trailing American team to help turn a 8-1 deficit against New Zealand into a 9-8 victory? Not content with that Sir Ben then turned his attention to creating his own British team to win back the America's Cup last held on our shores in 1851. To do this he first obtained a £100M sponsorship and now, after falling short last year, he has secured a £153M deal as he remains hell bent on reclaiming the last major sporting trophy that eludes British sport. Who would bet against this serial winner? Come and see for yourselves in December.
Photo: HarryKH/INEOS TEAM UK.
Thursday, November 15th, 2018: 5.45-8.30pm, MSC
Manchester Hall, Bridge St
In what will be his final major appearance before he fights for the world title he once held Carl Frampton will be our dinner guest at the MSC on November 15th.
Five weeks later the Northern Irish former super-bantamweight and super featherweight world boxing champion steps into the ring at a packed-out MEN Arena in Manchester to face the current IBF world featherweight champion Josh Warrington in what should be one of the fights of the year in Britain. Despite this Frampton will take time out of his busy and gruelling training camp to tell his story at the MSC and there is much, much more to it than simply what has gone on inside the ropes. The only Northern Irishman ever to hold two boxing world titles at the same time and, indeed, the second Irishman after Steve Collins, Manchester-based Frampton hails from Belfast, a city known for its troubled history. A Protestant, he is married to a Catholic woman and has a large following of die-hard fans from both Catholic and Protestant backgrounds who attend his fights in large numbers. He sees unifying people with historical religious and political differences as very much part of his mission in life.
Come and listen to Carl in Manchester, meet other boxers on the night and enjoy photos, drinks and a two course dinner.
Friday, November 9th, 2018. 8-9.30am at LSC in Soho.
The LSC are delighted to welcome this year's Tour de France winner to the club for breakfast, a talk and the signing of his book published in the same week. Geraint Thomas followed in the footsteps of Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome to become the 3rd British cyclist to claim cycling's most coveted title in the summer, winning the Tour de France for Team Sky for an incredible sixth time in the last seven years. Come and listen to how this proud Welshman pulled this amazing feat off over breakfast in Soho and grab a £20 copy of "The Tour According to G - My Journey to the Yellow Jersey" signed personally for you on the day.
Thursday, November 8th, 2018: Grosvenor House, Park Lane.
The LSC are delighted to announce that we are hosting what promises to be the best rugby dinner of the year anywhere featuring the most stellar line up of global rugby legends.
Come and join us as we pay homage to Martin Johnson (the man who lifted the 2003 rugby world cup for England), Francois Pienaar (who did the same for South Africa in 1995 in front of Nelson Mandela who wore his green and gold jersey), Sean Fitzpatrick (one of the greatest All Blacks of all time) and Sam Warburton (who led the British & Irish Lions to a series win over Australia and a draw against New Zealand last year). Be entertained by the phenomenal Dynamo, meet countless other stars in the room from sport and showbusiness and help raise money for a number of amazing causes. All this and more takes place at the magnificent Grosvenor House Hotel five days after England play South Africa at Twickenham, and two days before they play New Zealand in the autumn internationals. This is a must not miss event for all rugby fans and sport fans, and a superb way to entertain clients.
Timings: 18.30: Champagne reception. 19.30: Dinner. 22.00: Main Interviews. 2am: Carriages.
Contact Ian Stafford on 07710 124780 or [email protected]
Wednesday, November 7th, 2018. 7.30-9.30am.
Manchester Hall, Bridge St
Fourteen years ago Great Britain were bit part players in world cycling. Fourteen years on this country dominates the sport. Much of the credit must go to our breakfast guest in Manchester, Sir Dave Brailsford. The former Performance Director for British Cycling oversaw the likes of Sir Chris Hoy, Sir Bradley Wiggins, Victoria Pendleton, Jason Kenny, Laura Trott and many more clean up in the velodromes around the world whilst British cyclists claimed more wins on the road, on the BMX and mountain bikes. At both the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games Team GB won an astonishing eight gold medals. Between 2007-13 GB won 59 world titles. Turning his attention to the coveted Tour de France Brailsford, who became Team Sky General Manager, announced a British rider would win in five years. He was wrong. It took three. After Wiggins won in 2012 Chris Froome won the yellow jersey four times in the next five years before, this year, Geraint Thomas claimed the biggest title in the sport. All of this was under Brailsford's watch. Come and listen to this amazing success story over breakfast, meet like-minded members and be inspired by a man who took all his doubters on - and won.
October 30th, 2018
LSC in the City Brand Exchange 3 Birchin Lane, London EC3V 9BW
Spend an evening with former Springbok captain Bob Skinstad for a dinner of stories, insights and speeches just four days before England take on South Africa at Twickenham. Joining Bob will be the renowned, story-telling South African sporting historian, Michael Charton, who will provide an inspirational presentation into the first "world champions," the 1937 Springboks, plus a number of well-known former England and Springbok players.
Over drinks and canapés enjoy a 30 minute Q&A with Bob about his own career, the rivalry between England and South Africa and a look ahead to the big game at Twickenham.
Arrive 6pm - 8:30pm
Drinks & Canapés
October 15th, 12.30-15.30
We are delighted to be welcoming the man who will lead Europe's Ryder Cup challenge in France this month.
Thomas Bjorn, the European Captain, is the LSC's October lunch guest and is sure to be a popular star, win or lose.
The most successful Danish golfer of all time, with 15 tournament wins worldwide on the European Tour, three times a majors runner up and three times a player on a winning European Ryder Cup team, Bjorn is one of the biggest characters on the golf circuit.
Whatever happens at the Ryder Cup he is sure to entertain us with not just his own story, but the story of the 2018 Ryder Cup.
All this, just a fortnight after the greatest team event in golf takes place.
So come and join us over some wine and fine food and relive the Ryder Cup in the company of the man closer to the action than anyone.
Tuesday, September 25th, 2018:
1-2.30pm in Soho.
6.30-8.30pm in Mayfair.
Nobody has won the world snooker championships in the modern era more than Stephen Hendry. His seven world titles won during a 1990's decade he dominated beats Steve Davis, Ronnie O'Sullivan and all the other greats that have created such drama in colour on our TV screens for the past 40 years. He was also world number one for eight years in a row, won 36 ranking tournaments, including six Masters and five UK Championships and made 775 competitive century breaks in a stellar, 27-year career. Now he has his autobiography out entitled: "Stephen Hendry: Me and the Table," and you have the chance to meet him, hear his story in a 30 minute Q&A, drink, network and receive a free, personally-signed copy of his book. In fact this will prove to be so popular that we are staging two events on the same day, a lunch time engagement at our Soho Club at L'Escargot and an evening event at the superb Boisdale in Canary Wharf. Come and join us at one or the other and let's all go snooker loopy.
Tuesday, Sept 11th 2018
What better way to welcome autumn and say a final farewell to summer than to host our second Golf Day at the splendid Centurion GC in the company of a galaxy of stars? As usual the London Sporting Club are not taking any half measures. A dozen sporting celebrities will captain twelve fourballs as they battle it out for the second ever London Sporting Club Golf Classic Trophy, whilst all pit their wits against Ryder Cup star player and captain Sam Torrance in a "Beat the Pro" competition at a Par 3 hole. Meanwhile all will be entertained by world trick shot champion Geoff Swain before enjoying a sumptuous late lunch cooked by the Michelin 2-starred Galvin Brothers. It promises to be quite a day of golf, networking, challenging the best, fine dining and, most of all, fun.
Wednesday, September 5th, 2018
The Manchester Sporting Club's second sporting lunch will be with one of the greatest captains of the England cricket team, certainly in recent years. Michael Vaughan will forever be remembered for leading his country to an epic Ashes win over Australia in 2005 after one of the most memorable series ever. But there was much more to the batsman than this, including 82 tests, over 5,700 runs and 18 centuries, as well as 86 ODI's. In theAshes series down under in 2002-03 he scored three centuries as he became the number one ranked batsman in the world. As England captain he also won a series away in the West Indies for the first time since 1968 and a series away in South Africa for the first time since 1965. After retiring in 2009 he has enjoyed a successful broadcastingcareer working for Test Match Special, Radio 5 Live and Channel 5 cricket among others. The MSC are delighted to welcome one of the most respected figures in English cricket to the club.
Pre lunch drinks and photos with Michael Vaughan.
3 course lunch, short interviews with other sports stars, 30 minute Q&A with Michael.
The Manchester Sporting Club was delighted to host The Heraean, a celebration of women in sport and business. Hosted by former head of sport at BBC Manchester, Sarah Collins, the panel consisted of the England Commonwealth gold medal-winning netball head coach, Tracey Neville, the Olympic gold medal-winning hockey star Nicola White, and the former Commonwealth 800m athletics champion, Diane Modahl on a night then as "Medal-Winning Women."
(Wednesday, July 25th)
The Manchester Sporting Club were delighted to host another amazing sporting lunch with Sam Allardyce as the guest of honour...
(July 24th, 2018)
The London Sporting Club enjoyed hosting Tour de France Breakfast with Steve Cummings as special guest.
(July 10th, 2018)
The London Sporting Club were delighted to host another of our hugely successful lunches with former F1 star and winner of nine GP's - Mark Webber.
(June 27th, 2018)
The London Sporting Club enjoyed hosting a very special evening with guest star Clive Anderson
(June 18th, 2018)
The London Sporting Club hosted yet another successful book signing session and talk with guest star Judy Murray OBE
The London Sporting Club were delighted to host another successful sporting lunch withSir Geoff Hurst as the guest of honour...
The London Sporting Club hosted yet another successful lunch with guest star Lord Sebastian Coe.
May 10th, 2018
The London sporting club hosted another great successful business breakfast with a special guest Jeff Mostyn
The London Sporting Club were delighted to host another successful evening with Asmir Begovic as the guest of honour...
The London Sporting Club enjoyed hosting a very special lunch with the greatest British Winter Olympian of all time Lizzy Yarnold.
The London Sporting Club was honoured to host one of the greatest sportsmen of all time Sugar Ray Leonard in London's Knightsbridge.
The London Sporting Club were delighted to host our second women in sport/business club event - The Heraean...
The London Sporting Club was honoured to have the great Frank Bruno as our sporting lunch guest on Tuesday March 20th, 2018
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The London sporting club hosted another great lunch event with special guest Harry Redknapp.
(February 8th, 2018)
The London Sporting Club enjoyed hosting Jon Smith book signing event.
(January 23rd, 2018)
The London Sporting Club were delighted to host a Conservation Evening with Crista Cullen and Friends, highlighting the many conservation issues in Africa that have become Crista's passion and "calling."
(June 20th 2017)
London Sporting Club and Lord's Taverners Enjoy Second Successful Lions Breakfast.
(June 7th 2017)
The London Sporting Club hosted its first ever sporting breakfast with guest Nick Evans on Wednesday, June 7th.
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The London sporting club hosted yet another amazing lunch event with special guest Sam Allardyce
The London sporting club hosted yet another successful lunch event with guest star Andrew Strauss
Our inaugural Golf Day - the first ever London Sporting Club Golf Classic hosted at the splendid Centurion GC in the company of a galaxy of stars.
The Heraean, a celebration of women in sport and business launched by the London Sporting Club, staged its first quarterly event entitled "Powerhouse." Prosecco reception, canapes, music, networking and a top panel discussion. The evening was hosted by TV's Jill Douglas, the panel comprises of Olympic 400 metre champion Christine Ohuruogu, England women's Rugby World Cup-Winning captain Katy McLean, BBC TV Director of Sport Barbara Slater and Invictus Games CEO Vicky Gosling.
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The London Sporting Club was honoured to host another successful sporting lunch with the great Sir Clive Woodward
The London Sporting Club were delighted to host successful book signing and talk with Jonny Bairstow as the guest of honour...
The London sporting club enjoyed another successful business breakfast with a special guest Matchroom Sport Founder and Chairman Barry Hearn.
(December 5th 2017)
The London sporting club hosted another great lunch event with special guest Sam Warburton
The London sporting club hosted yet another amazing dinner event with special guest Graeme Souness
(January 9th 2018)
The London Sporting Club were delighted to host another amazing sporting lunch with Frankie Dettori as the guest of honour...
The London Sporting Club enjoyed hosting a very special lunch with three Dames: Katherine Grainger, Laura Davies and Kelly Holmes
(April 25th 2017)
The London Sporting Club were delighted to host our first monthly sporting lunch (April 25th 2017) with the England rugby head coach, Eddie Jones, as main guest....
The London Sporting Club were delighted to host another successful sporting lunch with David Coulthard as the guest of honour...
(May 11th 2017)
The London Sporting Club was honoured to have as our second sporting lunch guest the great Sir Steve Redgrave on Thursday, May 11th.
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The London Sporting Club was honoured to host the great Michael Johnson as a guest start at yet another successful lunch.
The London Sporting Club hosted yet another successful lunch with cricket guest star Kumar Sangakkara.
The London sporting club enjoyed its business breakfast today where our special guest was the CEO of the International Cricket Council David Richardson.
The London Sporting Club enjoyed hosting ICC CEO, David Richardson as our business breakfast special guest.
December 4th, 2017
London Sporting Club and Lord's Taverners organised Ashes Sporting Breakfast - a live screening of the final session on Day 3 of the day/night session of the Adelaide Ashes test.