The London Sporting Club were delighted to host our first monthly sporting lunch yesterday (April 25th) with the England rugby head coach, Eddie Jones, as main guest.
In a packed dining room at Morton’s guests were treated to personal photos with Eddie, framed and printed; a sumptuous three-course lunch; a 30 minute interview with Eddie who was incredible frank, honest and inspiring as he told his story to a captivated audience; and a table of eight other sporting stars – rugby legend Neil Back, Olympic hockey gold medallist Crista Cullen, three time Olympic rowing champion Andrew Triggs Hodge, former world champion and Olympic silver medallist badminton star Gail Emms, multiple swimming champion Mark Foster, former world champion athlete Derek Redmond, former footballer turned radio star Alan Brazil and Paralympic rowing gold medallist David Smith.
England head coach #EddieJones shares his experience of yesterday's
#LondonSportingClub lunch in his honour
David Smith's Incredible Story
Gail Emms and Mark Foster
The Webb Ellis Trophy, otherwise known as the Rugby World Cup, was also on show, thanks to our friends from Thomas Lyte. Eddie was presented with the first London Sporting Club silver postcard, again thanks to Thomas Lyte, and the day was enjoyed by our many guests who continued to network long into the evening.
The Rugby World Cup at The London Sporting Club
Olympic hockey gold medallist Crista Cullen world champion athlete Derek Redmond and World Badminton champion Gail Emms at the Eddie Jones lunch
Derek Redmond in full flow as Alan Brazil Mark Foster and Andrew Triggs Hodge
Eddie Jones shares his secrets to an enthralled audience at The London Sporting Club
Multiple world swimming champion and star of Strictly Come Dancing Mark Foster at The London Sporting Club
Chairman Ian Stafford meets Eddie Jones
The London Sporting Club silver postcard, courtesy of Thomas Lyte, presented to Eddie Jones
Chairman Ian Stafford tries to tell Eddie Jones how to coach England
Triple Olympic rowing champion Andrew Triggs Hodge meets Paralympic rowing gold medallist David Smith