• "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

Sports Reports

WTSC Foundation - Ben Campbell-Johnston Memorial Walk


We are delighted to announce that the Wine Trade Sports Club Foundation charity walk will be taking place on Saturday 9th September 2017.


This year we will be walking in memory of a great friend, colleague a...

Spin's the order of the day as The Croft turns the Wine Trade in knots!


The team that took to the pitch for the Wine Trade was very different to the one confirmed on the Monday. Last minute call-ups for Graeme Harewood, Simon Hore, Mike Best and debutant Jake Cole ensured that the Wine Trade had eleven men to take on ...

WTSC AGM - Monday 24th April


The Date for the Annual General Meeting is confirmed as Monday 24th April. More details to follow in the newsletter. 


We look forward to seeing you there.

Match Report - Squash match v Sheen


We were kindly hosted by Sheen yesterday evening and they lent us a 1 and 2 seed as we were short on numbers. Borrowing players seemed to be the change of tactic needed as we recorded our third win of the season! Most games went to five sets with ...

WTSC Quiz nights raises over £1000 for the WTSC Foundation


Thursday 10th November will go down as an historic night for the Wine Trade Sports Club as we hosted our biggest quiz ever at the Star & Garter in Putney.


75 members of the Wine Trade came together to fight it out to be ...

WTSC All set for biggest Quiz night to date


The Wine Trade Sports Club Quiz night on Thursday 10th November is set to be the best event yet.


Teams confirmed from WSET, Farr Vintners, Lea & Sandeman, Latimer Vintners, Armit Wines, MMD, Pernod Ricard and Chelsea Vin...

WTSC Appoints New President at AGM


WTSC Quiz 2015 - Thursday 12th November


We are delighted to announce that the Wine Trade Sports Club Quiz is back and this year will take place on Thursday 12th November 2015.

We welcome back our Quiz Master Chris Porter who will as ever challenge and entertain us all with his f...

Wine Trade go down to narrow defeat to HAC


Under grey cloudy skies in the heart of the City of London, the Wine Trade took on the Honourable Artillery Company looking for a repeat of the convincing victory from 2014.


With the cricket secretary having time off for goo...

Wine Trade basks in the post Davis Cup glow on the grass of Earlsfield


On a sunny summers day at the end of July, Ten of the wine trades finest tennis players descended on the fabulous grass courts of the Spencer Lawn Tennis Club in Earlsfield. With memories of GB's fine victory over the French a few miles up the...

WTSC scrape miraculous draw at Piltdown.


On Saturday 4th July, a crack team of WTSC golfers were assembled to take on the best that Piltdown Golf Club could muster on a beautiful sunny day. With a combination of youth and experience, Chris Porter was confident that he had selected the ri...

WTSC v Hampton Wick CC


On a glorious Tuesday afternoon the expertly assembled WTSC team arrived at Hampton Wick hoping to turn the tide of recent history by posting a win in this fixture. Sadly due to illness we had a drop out on the morning of the game which left 10 va...

WTSC hold on for miraculous draw in season opener.


With probably the strongest batting side I’ve ever skippered, the WTSC arrived at Coggeshall with confidence high that we may finally post a victory. One carload travelled all the way from Cheshire (thanks Phil Critchley!).  Gents of Es...

Squash match v RAF


Calling all WTSC Squash players... Following the 4-0 thrashing by The Hurlingham Club last week, your sports club needs you!

Could you please reply to James Read (james@dittonwinetraders.co.uk) with availability for the next fixture a...

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

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