Thursday 19th March 2015
John Hartson – Wales, Arsenal, West Ham, Coventry City, Celtic, and West Brom
Thursday 4th December 2014
Rugby Union great Martin Corry
Thursday 9th October 2014
Ashley Giles, legendary spinner, England and Warwickshire cricket legend joined us.
Thursday 6th June 2014
Peter Shilton entertained us with stories about his time as England goalkeeper and his views on the upcoming world cup 2014!
Thursday 10th October 2013
Ashes reflections with Angus “Gus” Fraser
of Middlesex and England fame!
Thursday 5th December 2013
Featured the mighty All-Black Sean Fitzpatrick.
7 March 2013
Glamorgan and England spinner Robert Croft MBE
On March 7th at the Belfry where we welcomed the Glamorgan and England spinner Robert Croft MBE who talked with us and previewed the exciting and forthcoming Ashes series as well as England’s current touring results, Robert was ably supported by the raconteur and ex-policeman Peter Edge.
December 2012 Sporting Riches!
The December Belfry brought sporting riches beyond belief, we heard from M.J.K. Smith of Oxford, Warwickshire and England cricket fame, who also played rugby union For England, Neil Smith the former English cricketer who played in 7 ODIs from 1986 to 1996 and is the son of the former England test captain, M J K Smith plus Darren Maddy the Warwickshire all-rounders and ex-Captain, who played three Tests and eight One Day Internationals for England, making one international fifty in his ten innings between 1998 and 2000.
We were also entertained by Mark ‘Ronnie’ Regan MBE the outrageous hooker who played for Bristol, Bath, Leeds Tykes as well as England and the British Lions.
18th October 2012 with a Golfling Legend
Peter McEvoy OBE joined us in October, who is the former British (twice), European (twice) and World amateur champion and England’s most successful amateur golfer, course designer and golf writer. Twice Captain of the Walker Cup team and the first British amateur golfer to make the cut at the Masters Tournament, he devised and launched PowerPlay Golf, a shortened version of golf in a bid to create golf’s version of Twenty20 cricket and has written about the sport in his book ‘For Love or Money’.
8th March 2012 – Big Ronglish does it with style
Another great Belfry Sporting Club dinner with the evergreen “Big Ron” Atkinson. Ron enthralled the packed audience with legendary tales of his footballing management career and a few choice views on the game overall – the winners of the ‘Big Ron Top Team” were treated by Chair Joe Stainer to a prize and the evening was rounded off with a fabulous Q and A hosted by sporting club favourite Peter McGovern.
1st December 2011
Our pre-Xmas Dinner Evening took place in the Warwick Suite on Thursday December 1st 2011, and our star guest speaker was the renowned Rugby pundit and broadcaster IAN ROBERTSON, who had some pithy observations to make upon England’s Rugby World Cup campaign, as well as providing his usual great level of entertainment.
24th March 2011
“Motty” reveals some great moments
Great night with John “Motty” Motson and Ricky George at the Belfry. A change of venue in the Lichfield Suite was a nice touch for the 150 guests and we were extremely well entertained by the commentating legend, who preceded his talk with a wonderful 10 minute compilation of “Motty’s Moments” on DVD.
“It was a superb Belfry evening as ever” commented Joe Stainer, Chairman of the Sporting Club “to meet up with old friends, share a few stories, a drink or two and hear a commentating legend is a great treat”
John raffled one of his infamous prompt cards at the end of the evening for charity.
Thursday 21st October 2010
Oct 21 2010 Dinner, the Sporting Club welcomed snooker legend, STEVE DAVIS, who was our main speaker with Guest of Honour PETER BONETTI, the original Cat, who gave a discourse on the importance of goalkeepers not dropping major howlers at World Cups.
Thursday 2nd December 2010
In December we look forward to welcoming Dr. KEVIN JONES, who is a serious hoot, prefaced by the immortal A.P. McCOY, the legendary Jump Jockey is on the way to winning his 15th consecutive Jump Jockeys Championship, won the Grand National this year in a Q/A with your chairman.
Thursday 22nd April 2010
Get your booking in quickly, Golf Day and Guest Speaker Ian Irving, President of the Comedians Golf Society and one of the Society’s favourite performers.
February 25th 2010
Get the Year off to a flyer with Alan Brazil!
Book early for a real treat, the first dinner of the New year February 25th 2010.
Brazil has earned a reputation as a fans’ favourite on talkSPORT and began his radio career in Ipswich, with Radio Suffolk, where he was a co-commentator. His easy way of communicating grabbed the attentions of Anglia TV in Norwich, where he got his first TV exposure and later led to appearances on GMTV as well as Andy Gray’s The Boot Room on Sky TV.
December 3rd 2009
Christmas with Geoff Miller
Absolutely superb, what a treat. Geoff Miller delivered a wonderful history of his career and the current challenges facing english cricket. Willie Hunter also delivered a wonderful series of engaging stories and encounters.
October 22nd 2009
British Lions and Ireland Prop Forward Paul Wallace
We enjoyed a wonderful night in the company of Ireland and British Lions prop forward, Paul Wallace on Thursday 22nd October. Taking the club members through his early life, breaking into the infamous Munster ranks and enjoying professional rugby at Saracens in the early days of professional rugby with greats such as Francois Pieraal, Philippe Sella and Michael Lymugh. Paul also took us on a unique tour through the 1997 British Lions winning team, unveiling the culture of winning Ian McGeechan engendered against a seemingly superior Springbok team. Thank you Paul.