• "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

The Wine Trade Foundation Walk

The Wine Trade Sports Club Foundation Walk is a walk for charity and is open to friends and family of all Club members of the WTSC and Drinks Industry. It takes place every 1-2 years in the late spring/early summer and has taken place in Champagne, Burgundy, Bordeaux, the City of London, Richmond Park as well as more adventurous challenges such as the renowned 'Three Peaks Challenge' which we did in 2011. Over the year the WTSC Foundation walk has enabled us to raise considerable funds, whilst having a great time.


Every few years the Foundation walk combines with a trip to a wine making region. A recent Burgundy walk raised almost £50,000 allowing the Wine Trade Sports Club Foundation to bear the full costs of renovating the Common Room extension and Conservatory project at The Vintry Care Home in Eastbourne.

For details on how to get involved please contact the Club President.

For more information on the WTSC Foundation and where the raised funds go, please click here.


Wine Trade Sports Club Foundation - Ben Campbell-Johnston Memorial Walk

Saturday 9th September 2017

This year we will be walking in memory of a great friend, colleague and sports club member, Ben Campbell-Johnston, who tragically died in October 2016.



We will be walking to raise essential funds for The Benevolent to support the launch of their nationwide Mental Health Awareness campaign within the drinks industry. At the same time 20% of all funds raised will be donated directly to Mind, who provide essential support for those suffering from mental health issues.



Ben was well known across the wine industry as a fortified wine expert and also as co-founder of the Big Fortified Tasting and more recently Fizz. He was an active member of his local community but most of all a much loved husband and father to Kate and Louis. His death at the end of October due to mental health issues came totally out of the blue to everyone he knew.



Mental health problems can affect people in many ways. They affect around one in four people in Britain and range from common mental health problems such as depression and anxiety, to more rare problems such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. A mental health problem can feel just as bad, or worse, as any physical disorder, only you cannot see it.



Most of us know someone who has experienced a mental health problem but in most cases we are blissfully unaware. They can happen to anyone, at anytime. It is therefore important that we provide as much information as possible to ensure that nobody has to suffer in silence and anyone suffering is able to know where they can get help, treatment and support.



Ben was an active member of the Wine Trade Sports Club, often seen charging around the tennis courts of Earlsfield or Dulwich in our tennis tournaments. We are really pleased that his wife, Kate, has given her blessing for us to walk in Ben's memory and raising funds and awareness for the Benevolent's Mental Health Awareness Campaign.



Ben spent several years actively promoting the English sparkling wine industry through the Fizz tasting that he co-founded, so walking around English wine country seemed an appropriate way to remember him.  Hattingley Valley in Hampshire have very generously given us use of their facilities to host the start and finish of the Ben Campbell-Johnston Memorial Walk.



The finer details of the walk will be circulated shortly, but for now, please save the date, get a group of friends, family & colleagues together, set up a fundraising page (click on link and then click start fundraising) and come and join us on Saturday 9th September. This will be a family event, with the walk being around 9-10 miles around the Weald of the South Downs followed by a barbeque.



You can make donation by clicking on the donate button below.



If you are not able to walk on the day, but would like to provide support in another way please contact Christo Eliott Lockhart by phone 07950 701049 or email clockhart@armitwines.co.uk



Wine Trade Sports Club Foundation -Ben Campbell-Johnston Memorial Walk

Saturday 9th September @ Hattingley Valley, Hampshire

9:00am arrival for 10am start.



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