The London Sporting Club moved into its second premises yesterday with a spectacular lunch with Sir Clive Woodward. The man who led England to rugby world cup glory in 2003 and subsequently worked closely with the British Olympic teams during the golden Beijing and London Olympic Games was our star guest as the London Sporting Club in the City was born at the Capital Club in Abchurch Lane.
During a captivating 40 minute interview Sir Clive took us through his amazing career including managing England to winning the 2003 world cup, leading the British & Irish Lions, being Director of Football at Southampton and then working for the British Olympic Association for 3 Olympic Games, including the Vancouver Winter Games as well in 2010. With a mixture of funny anecdotes and strong business messages, Sir Clive was every bit as good as we all knew he would be, leaving a packed Wallbrook Grill room at the Capital Club wanting more. Thanks go to him, as well as to Olympic hockey gold medallist Crista Cullen, world 400m champion Jamie Baulch and England cricket star Nick Compton, who also attended.
Sir Clive Woodward signs his autobiography
Sir Clive Woodward on how he won the Rugby World Cup
Sir Clive Woodward with LSC member Omar Khan
LSC Chairman Ian Stafford greets Sir Clive Woodward
LSC members John Shepherd (middle), former 400 meter world champion Jamie Baulch in listening mode
Olympic hockey champion Crista Cullen reliving the golden summer of 2016 with England cricketer Nick Compton along side
Sir Clive Woodward with LSC member Holly Porter
Thanks to iMed for the support at the lunch
Capital Club General Manager Simon Russell enjoying the day
LSC Chairman Ian Stafford with world 400 metre champion Jamie Baulch
England cricketer Nick Compton