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September 2017

Lunch with Sam Allardyce

September 6, 2017

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…

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Business Breakfast with World Rugby CEO Brett Gosper

September 7, 2017

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,…

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October 2017

The Heraean

October 18, 2017

The Heraean, a celebration of women in sport and business launched by the London Sporting Club, is staging its first quarterly event entitled "Powerhouse." Join us for a Prosecco reception, canapes, music, networking and a top panel discussion. The evening will be 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. Only 40…

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Jonny Bairstow Talk and Signed Books.

October 20, 2017

Come and meet England wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow and listen to this young man's incredible and emotional story at the London Sporting Club over lunchtime drinks and nibbles. Receive a signed copy of his book just weeks before he leaves for Australia and what promises to be a hard-fought Ashes series. As a young boy of eight, Jonny was dealt a cruel blow. His father, David ‘Bluey’ Bairstow, a combative and very popular cricketer, the wicket-keeper and captain of Yorkshire, had…

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

October 24, 2017

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…

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November 2017

Sir Clive Woodward Lunch

November 1, 2017

An England rugby player of distinction and a British & Irish Lion test player, Sir Clive Woodward is best known for being the man who guided England to their first and so far only Rugby World Cup final win on that November night in Sydney in 2003. As head coach he masterminded the likes of Martin Johnson, Lawrence Dallaglio, Jonny Wilkinson et al to sporting immortality following Grand Slam success earlier that year. Clive went on to be British & Irish Lions…

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Lunch with Andrew Strauss

November 14, 2017

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…

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Business Breakfast with Matchroom Sport Founder and Chairman Barry Hearn

November 28, 2017

He is, quite simply, one of the most successful and colourful figures in British sport. From a Dagenham council estate to the man who transformed snooker and darts, who now dominates British if not world boxing alongside his son, and along the way, also produced creative versions of table tennis, gymnastics and fishing for TV, Barry Hearn is one of life's success stories. Throw in owning and Chairing a professional football club and, many times, dominating the schedules on sports…

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December 2017

Lunch with Sam Warburton

December 5, 2017

What a summer of rugby it was. Everybody expected the British & Irish Lions to be hammered by the All Blacks. Instead, the three test series was an incredible draw and the Lions captain, Sam Warburton, will be at the London Sporting Club, to tell us all. Sam is no stranger to such lofty success. He led the Lions in 2013 as well to a series win over Australia. And he holds the accolade of having led Wales more than…

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February 2018

Lunch with Lord Sebastian Coe

February 8

How does your CV look these days? Not bad? Well, try this. Double Olympic gold medallist in the 1500 metres and eight times world record holder outdoors; regarded as one of the greatest and most high-profile British athletes of his or any other generation; a former Member of Parliament; headed the successful bid for London to host the 2012 summer Olympic Games; Chairman of the London Organising Committee for the Olympics; former Chairman of the British Olympic Association; Lifetime Achievement…

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