The Sporting Club was founded by the multi-award-winning journalist, author and broadcaster, Ian Stafford, in April, 2017. Ian has built up a lifelong reputation as a successful national and international writer, interviewer, host, TV and radio presenter/guest. He is also known for his black book and the many relationships he has with leading sports figures that has seen him play football for Everton, rugby for the Springboks, cricket for Australia, fight Roy Jones jnr, race Michael Schumacher and play with Tiger Woods amongst many other adventures.

Ian's vision was to create a modern, diverse club for business professionals to use, via the numerous Sporting Club venues, to work, meet and network, as well as enjoy and client entertain at many live events with big name sports stars, and benefit from a truly proactive community of good people producing good business. Throw in other benefits such as Hospitality and special offers on leading brands and link it all together with the world's greatest common denominator - sport - and that is the essence of the Sporting Club. Apply via our Members Portal