• "Never let a day's work get in the way of a good day of sport!"


  • "If you drink, don't drive. Don't even putt."

    Dean Martin

  • "The big Cuban opened his legs and showed his class."

    David Coleman

  • "I'm tired of hearing about money, money, money, money, money. I just want to play the game, drink Pepsi, wear Reebok."

    Shaquille O'Neal, American basketball player

  • "Sure there have been injuries and deaths in boxing - but none of them serious."

    Alan Minter

  • "Moses Kiptanui - the 19 year old Kenyan, who turned 20 a few weeks ago."

    David Coleman

  • "That's the fastest time ever run - but it's not as fast as the world record."

    David Coleman

  • "This could be a repeat of what will happen in the European games next week."

    David Coleman

  • "I'm not a believer in luck... but I do believe you need it."

    Alan Ball

  • "One of the reasons Arnie is playing so well is that, before each tee-shot, his wife takes out his balls and kisses them - Oh my God, what have I just said?"

    US TV commentator

  • "Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision."

    Muhammad Ali

  • "Stay busy, get plenty of exercise, and don't drink too much. Then again, don't drink too little."

    Herman "Jackrabbit" Smith-Johannsen, Skiing pioneer

  • "For those of you watching in black and white, Spurs are in the all-yellow strip."

    John Motson

  • "When you win the toss - bat. If you are in doubt, think about it, then bat. If you have very big doubts, consult a colleague - then bat."

    WG Grace

  • "I never comment on referees and I'm not going to break the habit of a lifetime for that prat."

    Ron Atkinson

  • "You've got to take the initiative and play your game. In a decisive set, confidence is the difference."

    Chris Evert

  • "We now have exactly the same situation as we had at the start of the race, only exactly the opposite."

    Murray Walker

  • "I can play in the center, on the right, and occasionally on the left side."

    David Beckham, when asked if he was a 'volatile' player

  • "I never make predictions and I never will."

    Paul Gascoigne

  • "If history repeats itself, I should think we can expect the same thing again."

    Terry Venables

  • "Experience is a great advantage. The problem is that when you get the experience, you're too damned old to do anything about it."

    Jimmy Connors

WTSC - Commitee


The sports club is managed by a small committee of current employees of the drinks industry. We are always looking to attract new blood and ideas so we actively encourage, current and future members of the trade to get involved as much as possible to help the club thrive. The committee comprises:




Email: clmarcuson@aol.com

Phone: 07976 179148

Lucy Marcuson

Lucy joined the Wine Trade by accident having previously worked in Graduate Recruitment and Training. After a few weeks helping out at in the Operations team at Armit Wines in 2002, her eyes were opened to the world of fine wine and she joined the Marketing department on a permanent basis where she rose up the ranks to be Head of Marketing. Despite several injuries and hospital visits, Lucy enjoys a visit to the mountains for some skiing when possible, entering the occasional 10km charity race when she is feeling brave, and playing tennis. As tennis secretary she enjoys rounding up the troops for the fun evening events and hopes to encourage more people to play as well as organising more fixtures in the years ahead. Lucy is the Wine Trade Sports Clubs first Lady President.


Email: Nathan.Last@pernod-ricard.com

Phone: 07900 714503

Nathan Last

Nathan has worked in the UK wine trade since 2002 in various roles for Ernest & Julio Gallo, United Wineries , Vranken Pommery UK and currently Pernod Ricard. Having always had a keen interest in sport, Nathan has regularly turned out for the rugby, cricket, golf & tennis sections. As his rugby days start to fade he has taken a keener interest in Golf, and will no doubt have plenty of opportunity to play as the golf secretary. Nathan is also proud to be an Ambassador helping to raise charitable funds for the Benevolent.


Email: james@jamesfinewines.com

Phone: 07799 876 663

James Read

James has worked in the UK fine wine trade for 15 years in various roles and has played for the Wine Trade Squash team since 2002. He plays all manner of racquet sports, is especially keen on squash and tennis and dabbles in golf when the weather allows it. James has recently finished his two year stint as President of the sports Club and will be looking to arrange the next Wine Trade Walk.


Email: antsrixon@hotmail.com

Phone: 0797 440 5151

Ants Rixon

Ants is UK Regional Sales Director for Bibendum. He was born in NZ and has lived in the UK (mainly) since 1990.  Loves all sports and spends a lot of spare time coaching his children's football teams and generally living & encouraging an active lifestyle.  Has been a member of the WTSC for the last 6 years and loves the networking opportunities that business and sport help connect.


Email: christo.lockhart@hnwines.co.uk

Phone: 07717 765390

Christo Eliott Lockhart

Christo has been in the wine trade since 2001 and is currently the Head of London Sales at Armit Wines, having previously worked for John E Fells & Sons, Berkmann Wine Cellars (London) and T M Robertson (Edinburgh). An avid sportsman and fan, he has spent many formative years chasing balls of various shapes and sizes around the British countryside. Played rugby for Edinburgh Accies and London Scottish as well as regular tennis, cricket, golf and squash for the sports club. Having spent 8 years as golf secretary is a former President of the sports club and a Trustee of the WTSC Foundation. He also plays the bagpipes.

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