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Legends of Rugby Dinner

February 12th - 2025

Honouring the esteemed rugby careers of Courtney Lawes and Katy Daley-Mclean

February 12th - 2025 6:00 pm

The winning combination of music and rugby returns for the 30th year on Wednesday 12th February 2025 for the Legends of Rugby Dinner in aid of Nordoff and Robbins. Guests will be treated to another glittering and magnificent night of entertainment, so synonymous with this long-standing and ever-popular dinner.

The evening continues with the legendary and infamous Afterparty at the Karma Sanctum Soho Hotel with the players. This is a night not to be missed!

Courtney Lawes

Courtney Lawes is a formidable force in the world of rugby, renowned for his imposing physicality and versatility on the field. Born on February 23, 1989, in England, Lawes made his mark early in his career with his explosive tackling and exceptional lineout skills. Standing at 6 feet 7 inches tall and weighing around 120 kilograms, Lawes possesses the ideal physique for a modern lock forward, combining strength, speed, and agility to dominate opponents in both defense and attack.

Lawes rose through the ranks of Northampton Saints, where he showcased his talents in the Aviva Premiership and European competitions. His performances caught the attention of the national selectors, earning him a call-up to the England squad. Since making his international debut in 2009, Lawes has been a mainstay in the England team, representing his country in multiple Six Nations tournaments and Rugby World Cups as well as captaining England on numerous occasions. Known for his ferocious hits and relentless work rate, Lawes is a linchpin in England’s forward pack, providing crucial leadership and physical presence on the pitch. With his combination of skill, athleticism, and experience, Courtney Lawes continues to be a vital asset for both club and country in the world of rugby. Lawes went on two British & Irish tours to New Zealand in 2017 and South Africa in 2021 retiring from international rugby after the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France.

Katy Daley-Mclean

Born on November 23, 1986, Daly-McLean hails from South Shields, England, where she discovered her passion for rugby at a young age. As a fly-half, she possesses a keen tactical mind, precise kicking ability, and sublime passing skills, making her a pivotal playmaker on the field.

Daly-McLean’s illustrious career includes numerous accolades and achievements, both at the club and international levels. She has represented England in multiple Six Nations tournaments and Rugby World Cups, earning a reputation as one of the finest players in the women’s game. With her exemplary leadership qualities, Daly-McLean has also captained the England team to World Cup glory lifting the trophy in 2014, guiding her squad to victory with her strategic acumen and unwavering determination. Off the field, she is a vocal advocate for women’s rugby, working tirelessly to promote gender equality and inspire the next generation of players. Katy Daly-McLean’s legacy extends far beyond her accomplishments on the pitch, leaving an indelible mark on the sport and serving as a role model for aspiring athletes around the world.

Nordoff and Robbins

Nordoff and Robbins is the largest independent music therapy charity in the UK, dedicated to enriching the lives of people affected by life-limiting illnesses, isolation or disability. They reach thousands of vulnerable people through their bases across the UK, and by working in partnership with organisations including care homes, schools and hospitals. Its expert music therapists can help people with dementia to reconnect with family members, help a child with autism speak for the first time and give those struggling with their mental health – moments of peace and joy. That’s the power of music therapy.

Grosvenor House Hotel London

We have a variety of package options available...

Pick a Package ...

Single Ticket £400

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A single ticket is available on a shared table basis

Included ...


Drinks reception
3 course dinner
Chat with Players on stage
Auction and Fundraising Games
Music Acts
After Party at Karma Sanctum Soho

Itinerary ...


1800 Drinks reception
1830 Call for Dinner
1900 3 course dinner is served
2030 Players onstage chat
2100 Auction
2200 Entertainment
2300 End of Acts
2300 - till you drop! After party at Karma Sanctum Soho Hotel


Bronze Table £4000

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This is a standard table of 10 guests

Included ...


Drinks reception
Table of 10
3 course dinner
Chat with Players on stage
Auction and Fundraising Games
Music Acts
After Party at Karma Sanctum Soho

Itinerary ...


1800 Drinks reception
1830 Call for Dinner
1900 3 course dinner is served
2030 Players onstage chat
2100 Auction
2200 Entertainment
2300 End of Acts
2300 - till you drop! After party at Karma Sanctum Soho Hotel


Silver Table £5000

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Table of 10 guests plus a Rugby International Player

Included ...


Drinks reception
Table of 10 plus a Rugby International Player
3 course dinner
Chat with Players on stage
Auction and Fundraising Games
Music Acts
After Party at Karma Sanctum Soho

Itinerary ...


1800 Drinks reception
1830 Call for Dinner
1900 3 course dinner is served
2030 Players onstage chat
2100 Auction
2200 Entertainment
2300 End of Acts
2300 - till you drop! After party at Karma Sanctum Soho Hotel


Silver Table & Brochure Advertisement £6000

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This is a Preferred Table of 10 plus a Rugby International player and a Full Page Feature in the Official Souvenir Programme

Included ...


Drinks reception
A preferred Table of 10 plus a Rugby International Player
Full Page Feature in the Official Souvenir Programme
3 course dinner
Chat with Players on stage
Auction and Fundraising Games
Music Acts
After Party at Karma Sanctum Soho

Itinerary ...


1800 Drinks reception
1830 Call for Dinner
1900 3 course dinner is served
2030 Players onstage chat
2100 Auction
2200 Entertainment
2300 End of Acts
2300 - till you drop! After party at Karma Sanctum Soho Hotel


Premier 15s Club Table Sponsor £6995

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As women’s rugby gains more prominence and momentum show your support by sponsoring one of the Premier 15s Club tables.
Choose from clubs below:
Bristol Bears
DMP Durham Sharks
Exeter Chiefs
Gloucester Hartpury
Harlequins
Loughborough Lightning
Sale Sharks
Saracens
Wasps FC

Included ...


A table of 12 comprising 10 guests and 2 players from your chosen club
Billing as “Bristol Bears Women” Sponsored by xxx
Complimentary Full-Page Feature in the Official Souvenir Programme
Exposure on social media platforms

Itinerary ...


1800 Drinks reception
1830 Call for Dinner
1900 3 course dinner is served
2030 Players onstage chat
2100 Auction
2200 Entertainment
2300 End of Acts
2300 - till you drop! After party at Karma Sanctum Soho Hotel


Gold Table £7995

About...


This is a Preferred Table of 10 positioned front of stage plus a Rugby International player and a Double Page Feature in the Official Souvenir Programme

Included ...


Drinks reception
A preferred Table position in front of stage of 10 guests plus a Rugby International Player
Double Page Feature in the Official Souvenir Programme
3 course dinner
Chat with Players on stage
Auction and Fundraising Games
Music Acts
After Party at Karma Sanctum Soho

Itinerary ...


1800 Drinks reception
1830 Call for Dinner
1900 3 course dinner is served
2030 Players onstage chat
2100 Auction
2200 Entertainment
2300 End of Acts
2300 - till you drop! After party at Karma Sanctum Soho Hotel


Platinum Table £9995

About...


This is a Premium Table position in front of stage of 10 guests plus a Rugby International Player of your choice and a Double Page Feature in the Official Souvenir Programme

Included ...


Drinks reception
A premium Table position in front of stage of 10 guests plus a Rugby International Player
Double Page Feature in the Official Souvenir Programme
3 course dinner
Chat with Players on stage
Auction and Fundraising Games
Music Acts
After Party at Karma Sanctum Soho

Itinerary ...


1800 Drinks reception
1830 Call for Dinner
1900 3 course dinner is served
2030 Players onstage chat
2100 Auction
2200 Entertainment
2300 End of Acts
2300 - till you drop! After party at Karma Sanctum Soho Hotel


After-Show Party Partner £12500

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Billing as headline partner for the After-Show party at Karma Sanctum Soho Hotel.

Included ...


Headline title of the After-show Party
A table in preferred position front of stage. Table of 11 guests plus one Rugby international player
Complimentary Double Page Feature in the Official Souvenir Programme
Branding of the After-show Party venue
Logo on all printed event collateral, red carpet media board
Logo on screens on a loop during the event
Photo of you, your guests and Rugby international host with a printed copy for each guest

Itinerary ...


1800 Drinks reception
1830 Call for Dinner
1900 3 course dinner is served
2030 Players onstage chat
2100 Auction
2200 Entertainment
2300 End of Acts
2300 - till you drop! After party at Karma Sanctum Soho Hotel


Gold Partner £15000

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Billing as one of our Gold Partners

Included ...


A Premium table position front of stage. Table of 11 guests plus one Rugby international player
Complimentary Double Page Feature in the Official Souvenir Programme
Logo on all printed event collateral, red carpet media board apart
Logo on screens on a loop during the event
Photo of you, your guests and Rugby international host with a printed copy for each guest

Itinerary ...


1800 Drinks reception
1830 Call for Dinner
1900 3 course dinner is served
2030 Players onstage chat
2100 Auction
2200 Entertainment
2300 End of Acts
2300 - till you drop! After party at Karma Sanctum Soho Hotel


Platinum Partner £25000

About...


Billing as a Platinum Partner

Included ...


A Premium table position in front of stage. Table of 11 guests plus one Rugby international player
Complimentary Double Page Feature in the Official Souvenir Programme
Logo on all printed event collateral
Logo on red carpet media board
Logo on screens on a loop during the event
Photo of you, your guests and Rugby international host with a printed copy for each guest
Photo of you & performing Artists (subject to Artist approval)

Itinerary ...


1800 Drinks reception
1830 Call for Dinner
1900 3 course dinner is served
2030 Players onstage chat
2100 Auction
2200 Entertainment
2300 End of Acts
2300 - till you drop! After party at Karma Sanctum Soho Hotel


"Myself and Gemma, copied, just wanted to express our gratitude for the invite to last nights dinner and to congratulate you both on putting on a characteristically great event. It’s always great to get back together with old team mates and opponents over a beer!"

Andy Saull and Gemma Wylie

" Thank you for a super evening last night, it certainly looked successful so I hope it met your expectations. It’s no mean feat organising an event like that so I think you should be congratulated. Ed and I thoroughly enjoyed it and I was thrilled to be sitting with Serge and the lovely Lorraine Pascal !! We missed you at the after party but I’m sure you partied into the night somewhere ! "

Richard Pearson