• "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


Wine Trade come out on top in winning draw against Hartfield


Following one of the wettest June weeks on record, and with three World Cup matches rained off, all signs were pointing to this long standing fixture in WTSC calendar falling to the same fate. Hat’s off to the Hartfield team for getting the ...

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


We are delighted to announce that the Wine Trade Sports Club Foundation Walk will be taking place on Saturday 9th September 2017 in memory of our great friend, colleague and Wine Trade Sports Club member - Ben Campbell-Joh...

New Treasurer


At the end of this year, our esteemed Treasurer Henry Leveson-Gower will be stepping down after many years in the role.


We are therefore on the look out for a new member of the committee to take on this important role.


2017 Fixture List - Now available


We are delighted to announce that the Fixture list for the coming year is now uploaded and live.


No it is over to you, the membership to sign up for as many events as you ...

Wine Trade Squash whitewashed by Lensbury Club


We had a tough assignment against the Lensbury club last night with 3 close 5 set matches for seeds 1, 2 and 3. Most notable were the fine efforts of our number one Peter, who came back from 2-0 down to narrowly lose out in the fifth after a bruis...

Charles Ridler presented with his Cheque


On Wednesday 8th July 2015, WTSC President, Christo Eliott Lockhart took Charles and Nancy Ridler, accompanied by Charles' great school friend David Wallace, to lunch at the Bleeding Heart where Charles was presented with a cheque for ...

JF Hillebrand Quiz Night & Comedy night


Two fantastic evenings of entertainment are being put courtesy of JF Hillebrand during the London Wine Fair.

In return for donations to the Benevolent (donation buckets in situ on the night) the two events are as follows:


Mark Dally Swan Song - Cricket v Fullers


The afternoon of Thursday 21st May sees the final showdown of the WTSC v Fullers; Mark Dally's swan song at the helm of the elite cricketing squad that is: The Fullers X1 - a team of dedicated professionals and west London legends, some of who...

The Benevolent Golf Day



We are delighted to announce that the Wine Trade Sports Club will be entering 2 (part subsidised) teams into The Benevolent Golf Day. If you are interested in taking part and ...

Squash Update 2015


In the last 2 matches we enjoyed a fine victory over Hurlingham followed by a narrow 2-3 defeat by Queen’s which was nonetheless a big improvement on the 0-5 whitewash of the previous year. Congratulations to Keith (The Terminator) Lesser on...

Announcement - Charles Thompson


It with great sadness that we must announce that that our dear friend (and WTSC member) Charles Thompson died in mid December.


A private family...

Double O Heaven - The Benevolent Northern Ball - Friday 21st November 2014


Drinks industry members are invited to spend a night in Double O Heaven as The Benevolent’s Northern Ball pays homage to James Bond this November. The drinks trade charity will take over the Mere Resort in Knutsfor...

WTSC Quiz date Announced - 12th November 2014


The WTSC are pleased to announce that the 2014 Quiz has been confirmed. Once again we are delighted to have secured the services of our fabulous quiz master - Former WTSC President and current Chairman of the Benevolent - Mr Chris Porter.


WTSC foundation Charles RIdler Walk raises over £19,000


On behalf of the Wine Trade Sports Club and the Wine Trade Sports Club Foundation, I would like to thank you all for your fundraising efforts and of course participation in the WTSC Foundation – Charles Ridler Walk on Saturday.


Squash v. HAC - Tuesday 7th October


The squash season is now in full flow. Selection is now open for the upcoming fixture against the HAC on Tuesday 7th October.

6:30pm start at The Virgin Active (33 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8LP), followed by dinner, either in a local estab...

New website and logo's launched


We are delighted to report that the new website is up and running.

Earlier in 2014 the committee embarked on a rebrand for the sports club and had the first formal logos designed for both the sports club and the Wine Trade Sports Club Foun...

Wine Trade Squash team defeat the might of the RAF to get new season off to a winning start.


What a great start to the squash season with a rare 3-2 win over the RAF Club on Piccadilly.

Despite a hard fought defeat by Phil Tuck on his comeback match for the Wine Trade, James Read managed to compensate for his lack of fitness with ...

The inaugural Domaines Ott*/ WTSC Tennis Day is resounding success.


40 members of the wine trade gathered together on a rainy, windy then sunny Winchester Racquets Club to kick off the inaugural Domaines Ott/ WTSC Tennis Day on Saturday, 6th August 2014.

Domaines Ott*, the leading Provençale wi...

Quiz night 2013 announced


Stick it in your diaries for another unmissable WTSC production and fund raising night! Details to follow in due course......eyes down for a full house sports fans.



Thank you to all the members of the club who attended the auction, raffle and quiz night at The Prince Albert, Battersea - it was a hugely enjoyable evening and over £4000 was raised for the club's charity. Congratulations to the winning...

WTSC Foundation 40th Anniversary Charity Walk


On Saturday 20th April a walk through the city will re trace the steps (almost to the day) of the club's charity's original charity walk made on the 25th April 1973. As our major fund raising event for 2103, the committee hope to see as ma...



Have a look at our new 2013 fixture list - diaries and pens at the ready....

The Wine Trade Foundation renamed


After almost 40 years since its creation The Wine Trade Foundation (the club's official registered charity) has now become 'The Wine Trade Sports Club Foundation'. Over half a million pounds has been raised for great causes during this...

Charity Merger


The Club's charity - In one of the biggest developments since the club's inception (and the charity's creation) The Wine Trade Sports Club Foundation ('WTSCF') has now officially merged with the Vine Products Employees Benefit ...

AGM 2013


The AGM will take place at The Northcote, 2 Northcote Rd SW11 (nr Clapham Junction) on Tuesday 30th April, - your chance to enjoy plenty of fine wine and banter with the committee and members.

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Cricket is the winner as WTSC finally get season up and running with a draw at Hartfield

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WTSC Foundation Walk raises £6K for Mental Health Awareness Campaign

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