Back by popular demand - The Sporting Social Returns!

Pit your wits against some of sport's finest at a sports dinner with a difference!

Join us for an evening of fun and frolics at our Sporting Social on September 27th 2019 hosted by the brilliant Clare Balding and featuring Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill and Ryan Sidebottom. 

Back for a third year, the Sporting Social turns the traditional sporting dinner on its head. Ditch the dinner suits and prepare instead for an informal evening of sensational sporting fun and games.

The evening at The Queen's Hotel will see sports personalities past and present reminisce about their greatest moments, on and off the field.


And the big names of the sporting world will also  take on the audience in a fast-paced sports speed quiz to see if their brains match their brawn!

Olympic hepathlete Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill, one of the world's best known sportswomen, is the first star guest to be announced for 2019. 

Jess Ennis-Hill

She will be joined by England and Yorkshire cricketer and Dancing on Ice star Ryan Sidebottom. 

Ryan Sidebottom

More announcements will follow soon! 

Last year our stars included Britain's joint most successful Olympian Sir Chris Hoy and one of Britain's most successful boxers, Johnny Nelson. 

Sporting Social on night


They were joined by 5 times gold medal Paralympian and 10 times world champion Hannah Cockroft, former Leeds United plyers Danny Mills and Dominic Matteo and Clare Taylor, the first woman to have played in a football AND cricket World Cup.


With such a stellar line up, tickets are already being snapped up fast. Don't delay get yours today.

As well as sporting stars, guests can look forward to a fantastic menu, courtesy of celebrity chef Matt Healy. 

The MasterChef the Professionals finalist, who runs The Foundry in Leeds, will be serving up his roast dinner - recently crowned Britain's best in a national competition. 

Matt Healy 2

Tickets, including all entertainment, welcome drinks and a two-course Matt Healy dinner are £65 per head. Purchase a table of 10 for £600 and you'll save £50.

Secure your tickets today by clicking here or if you would prefer to be invoiced, please email Katie Bell via 

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