About

The Sporting Club is the world's only private networking club with permanent venues for sport, the business of sport and those who simply love their sport.

Founded by the multiple award-winning journalist, broadcaster, author and speaker, Ian Stafford, on April 28th, 2017, the Sporting Club is a modern, diverse network that provides magnificent venues around first the British Isles and soon beyond for like-minded people of all ages, backgrounds and professions to meet, relax, work and do business and network. A member may be London, Manchester or Dublin-based, but it means they have use of all the clubs, not just their local club they are affiliated to.

On top of this we stage many and purposefully bespoke and intimate events, from breakfasts to lunches, dinners to book signings plus many others but all with one thing in common - they always feature the biggest names as the main event. These are not only tremendous fun to attend but also create business opportunities and client entertainment before, during and afterwards.

Networking that leads to business is also a key ingredient of The Sporting Club. We do not reply simply on organic or coincidental meetings. Instead we provide our proactive networking mechanism through introductions made at the clubhouses, sit downs with members to understand their business and match-make with other members, and our many events where members always walk away with newly-forged friendships and business possibilities. Best of all we have our exclusive Members Area which only members, from all our clubs, can access. Here they can utilize the members directory, with every single member from every club featuring, a private message service and a club noticeboard for members to talk about themselves or their business. It also provides a service for all tickets to our events and for our many discounted exclusive offers. Members can refer to this website but they also receive a weekly newsletter plus occasional texts to ensure no information is ever missed.

Our members represent the true diversity of the business of sport, from banking and financial services, to law, property, accountancy, architecture, construction, security, media, academia, health and fitness, PR, marketing, sporting clubs and institutions, sports stars and so on.

Apply via our Members Portal