During this trying and unprecedented time for everyone, we want to focus on the positives where we can and look forward to our upcoming events. We hope to see as many of you at these as possible!
THE CRICKET WORLD CUP ANNIVERSARY LUNCH
THE LONG ROOM, LORD’S | FRIDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER
World Cup Winning Captain Eoin Morgan
Jofra Archer burst onto the international scene with a fiery display of fast bowling
A lunch to celebrate the perfect summer, when cricket came home! Join our host Alex Payne, in The Long Room at Lord’s to celebrate and look back on England winning the Cricket World Cup 2019. We are honoured to welcome some of the key members of the England World Cup Team, who won in the most dramatic manner imaginable. Relive the historic day, hearing about the Super Over and much more from the men that made the win possible.
Eoin Morgan CBE – Captain
Jos Buttler MBE – Vice Captain
Jason Roy – Opening Batsman
Jofra Archer – Fast Bowler
THE EDGE – INFLUENTIAL WOMEN IN SPORT
THE SAVOY | FRIDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER
The Edge is an annual MBN event which focuses on invaluable life and business lessons from some of the most successful individuals in business and sport. It has always been MBN’s most insightful and thought-provoking event and 2020 will be no different. This year will be MBN’s first ‘Influential Women in Sport’ lunch. Join our host, Jill Douglas in welcoming two British Olympic legends, Rebecca Adlington OBE and Paula Radcliffe MBE to the spectacular Savoy hotel. At this event the audience are guaranteed to learn vital lessons from our speakers, as they share stories of their hard work and sacrifices to reach the top of their field.
Rebecca Adlington OBE double Olympic gold medallist
Paul Radcliffe MBE three-time London Marathon winner
RUGBY SPEAKER OF THE YEAR
THE BREWERY | FRIDAY 9TH OCTOBER
This is an annual sell out event which sees three, larger than life rugby characters take to the stage and battle it out for the ‘Rugby Speaker of The Year’. This lunch is guaranteed to have some hilarious stories, plus you get to decide who wins! The lunch is being held at The Brewery and hosted by the hilarious David Flatman. The confirmed speakers are Jason Leonard and Matt Dawson, with us currently in talks with John Smit to fill the third spot. You will also get the chance to hear from our very special guest, England rugby coach, Eddie Jones.
England Rugby Coach Eddie Jones
PRIDE OF ST GEORGE
THE BREWERY | DATE TBC
This is one of MBN’s most popular events, celebrating everything English. It is always a lunch to remember, hosted by the entertaining Roger Dakin, including sporting greats and an abundance of musical entertainment. Even the wines are English! The event is always grateful for the support from England’s leading wine producer, Chapel Down. Produced in Kent, Chapel Down offers a world-class range of sparkling and still wines, together with the award-winning range of Curious beers & cider. Chapel Down has quickly gained support from leading chefs such as Gordon Ramsay and Jamie Oliver, as well as receiving an impressive array of international awards.
This year we have a spectacular line up with a world cup winning captain, Martin Johnson CBE, an English sporting legend in Sir Ian Botham and one of the funniest men on the sporting circuit Paul Merson.
Footballing Legend Paul Merson is all set to appear at The Pride of St George
Martin Johnson CBE 2003 Rugby World Cup winning captain
Sir Ian Botham one of the greatest cricket all rounders in history
SPORTING SPEAKER OF THE YEAR
THE BREWERY | FRIDAY 27TH NOVEMBER
The final of the speaker series! During the lunch you will hear from, and vote for, the best speakers from rugby, cricket and football. All three speakers will battle it out for the ultimate Sporting Speaker of The Year title and trophy, hosted by David Flatman at The Brewery. Our confirmed rugby contender is Mike Tindall MBE and we are currently in talks with football legend Rio Ferdinand as our special guest. Keep in touch with MBN to find out who the final two contenders will be!
Footballer turned pundit Rio Ferdinand
SOCCER SPEAKER OF THE YEAR
THE HILTON HOTEL, DEANSGATE | THURSDAY 3RD DECEMBER
This event is an annual sell out! Join us at the best Christmas lunch in Manchester held at The Hilton Hotel and hosted by Roger Dakin. You will be entertained by some of the biggest characters in football as they battle it out for the ‘Soccer Speaker of The Year’. You have the chance to vote for the winner after hearing their career highlights and stories. This year sees Neil ‘Razor’ Ruddock, battle it out with two other contenders. Stay tuned to find out who the other two speakers will be!
One of the funniest characters from football Neil “Razor” Ruddock
SPORTSMAN COMEDY CHRISTMAS
FINSBURY SQUARE | FRIDAY 11TH DECEMBER
Arguably our most popular event in the calendar! A chance to let us take all the hassle out of your Christmas party plans this year. Join us and David Flatman, at one big Christmas celebration with an ‘Après ski’ theme at the incredible, Finsbury Square. Look out for our brilliant speaker line up!
Après Ski theme at Finsbury Square for our Sportsman Comedy Christmas Lunch
THE PRE-TOUR ROAR DINNER
THE GROVENOR HOUSE HOTEL | DATE TBC FOR MAY 2021
2021 sees the British & Irish Lions head off on tour to South Africa. Before the squad depart to the Southern Hemisphere, MBN will be hosting an unmissable dinner in the spectacular Great Room at the Grosvenor House Hotel. We will be gathering legends from past Lions Tours plus some current members of the 2021 Lions squad. The room will be packed with Rugby royalty, an event not to be missed. Keep a look out on the MBN website for when details are confirmed!
The British Lions do battle once again in the Southern Hemisphere
FOOTBALL’S COMING HOME LUNCH
THE BREWERY | NEW DATE TBC FOR JUNE 2021
With the European Championships 2020 postponed to June 2021, join us at MBN’s huge one-off event where we have gathered some of England’s heroes from the 1996 European Championships. Tony Adams MBE, Stuart Peace MBE, Teddy Sherringham MBE, Darren Anderton and Sol Campbell will share their stories from the 96’ tournament and preview the 2021 competition. It is the first time since 1996 that the Euro semi-finals and final will be hosted in London, so here’s hoping it will be a great year for English football.
Five of the England National squad will recall tales of when football so nearly came home
For further information about any of these events, please contact Joe Wray on firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 (0)203 675 7301