Lunch with Sam Allardyce

September 6th

The London Sporting Club prides itself on inviting big names with big stories and big reputations to be their lunch guests so it is entirely appropriate that out first star name from the world of football is Sam Allardyce. Big Sam has been for many years one of the top managers in English football, gaining a reputation for at first making clubs such as Bolton punch way above their weight in the top flight and then, later, being the go-to man to drag Premier League teams away from relegation. He did it at Sunderland and he did it at Crystal Palace, too, last season, as well as being boss at Blackpool, Notts County, Blackburn, Newcastle and a West Ham side he got promoted into the Premier League. He was, of course, England manager last year for a solitary game before resigning under a well-chronicled cloud, but his success in guiding Palace away from danger went a long way to restoring his reputation before he surprised the football world once more by walking away from Selhurst Park. Controversial, plain-speaking, and with football oozing from his veins, Big Sam is sure to help make this big lunch a big occasion.

 

Business Breakfast with World Rugby CEO Brett Gosper

September 7th

The London Sporting Club is proud to present the second in a regular series of intimate business breakfasts with leaders in world sport. Following on from the ICC CEO, David Richardson, we now turn our attention to rugby and Brett Gosper. As Chief Executive of World Rugby and Rugby World Cup Limited, Brett is responsible for the strategic, commercial and business operations of Rugby’s global governing federation. As the sport continues to reach out, engage and inspire participants in record numbers worldwide, Brett oversees the implementation of World Rugby’s record investment, development and player welfare strategies, the delivery of the record breaking Rugby World Cup 2015 in England, a ground-breaking Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan and Rugby’s successful return to the Olympic Games at Rio 2016. A former player with Top 14 Parisian club Racing 92 in France and Australia’s national Under 21 team, Gosper joined World Rugby in 2012. This followed a distinguished career in advertising, notably as CEO and partner of the top 10 London advertising agency; Euro RSCG Wnek Gosper as well as leadership roles in major international marketing services companies in Paris and Frankfurt. Most recently Brett was Chief Executive Officer of McCann Erickson Europe, Middle East and Africa and, prior to that, CEO of McCann Ericsson New York and President USA. McCann was then the largest global advertising agency network and largest in North America and Europe.

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The London Sporting Club Golf Classic

September 19th

What better way to welcome autumn and say a final farewell to summer than to host our inaugural 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 first ever London Sporting Club Golf Classic Trophy, whilst all pit their wits against former Ryder Cup-winning captain and player Sam Torrance. 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.

Lunch With The Three Dames: Katherine Grainger, Laura Davies & Kelly Holmes

October 24th

You wait for one sportswoman to be the main guest of a London Sporting Club lunch and then, like the proverbial London bus, three come along. Not just any three, either, but three Dames, all at one lunch, all in one room and all for you. Katherine Grainger has won more Olympic medals than any other British sportswoman in history, her silver medal in Rio last summer making it four silvers in all to add to her glorious gold at the London Games. The rower is one of the most loved and respected figures in British sport, which is why she has recently been named as the new Chair of UK Sport. Laura Davies, quite simply, is the most accomplished female golfer this country has ever produced. She was the first non American to finish at the top of the LPGA list, is a seven time winner of the Ladies European Tour and has a staggering 84 professional wins to her name, including four Majors. And Kelly Holmes makes up this fabulous trio. Formerly a double Commonwealth champion, a double world runner up and European silver medallist and an Olympic bronze medallist, she shook the world of middle-distance running at ther 2004 Athens Games by striking gold twice inside a week, first in the 800 metres and then in the 1500 metres. Her double gold rightly saw her become BBC Sports Personality of the Year that December. Come and join these three incredible athletes and be inspired by their stories over another intimate lunch courtesy of the London Sporting Club.

 

 

 

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Lunch with Andrew Strauss

November 14th

Nine days before the Ashes series begins in Perth, Australia, England's Director of Cricket and former captain Andrew Strauss is coming to the London Sporting Club to reflect on an astonishing career both on and now off the pitch. Strauss played 100 tests for England, scoring 21 tons in the process, including two during England's epic Ashes win over their greatest rival in cricket in 2005. In total he scored over 7,000 runs in test match cricket during his eight year career at the international level. He also became only the third England captain to lead his country to Ashes wins both home and away before retiring in 2012. Three years' later he was appointed Director of Cricket and oversaw the sacking of head coach Peter Moores and the appointment of the present head coach, Trevor Bayliss, which has proved largely successful. Hear how he played such a huge part in three Ashes series wins, about his famous teammates and life now as the boss as England head down under for the biggest series in world cricket.

PAST EVENTS

Lunch with Michael Johnson

(August 10th)

The London Sporting Club was honoured to host the great Michael Johnson as a guest start at yet another successful lunch.

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Lunch with David Coulthard

(July 11th)

The London Sporting Club were delighted to host another successful sporting lunch with David Coulthard as the guest of honour...

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Business Breakfast with ICC CEO David Richardson

(July 5th)

The London sporting club enjoyed its business breakfast today where our special guest was the CEO of the International Cricket Council David Richardson.

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Lunch with Kumar Sangakkara

(June 21st)

The London Sporting Club hosted yet another successful lunch with cricket guest star Kumar Sangakkara.

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Lions Sporting Breakfasts

(June 20th 2017)

London Sporting Club and  Lord's Taverners Enjoy Second Successful Lions Breakfast.

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Lions Sporting Breakfasts

(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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Lunch with Sir Steve Redgrave
(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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Lunch With Eddie Jones

(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....

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