William Joseph “Willie” Thorne is an English former professional snooker player and now a sports commentator.
Derek Anthony Redmondis a retired British athlete. During his career, he held the British record for the 400 metres sprint, and won gold medals in the 4×400 metres relay at the World Championships, European Championships and Commonwealth Games.
Stephen Collins, more commonly known as Steve Collins, is a former professional boxer. He appeared in the film Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels as a boxing gym bouncer. In 1999, he made a cameo appearance in U2’s video for “Sweetest Thing.”
Stephen James Backley OBE is a retired British athlete who was formerly the world record holder for javelin throwing.
Stephen Gordon Hendry, MBE is a former Scottish professional snooker player. In 1990, he was the youngest-ever snooker World Champion, at the age of 21.
Sir Stirling Craufurd Moss, OBE FIE is a former racing driver from England.
Sandy Jones, Chief Executive PGA’s of Europe.
Sam Torrance OBE is a Scottish professional golfer and sports commentator. He was one of the leading players on the European Tour from the mid 1970s to the late 1990s, with 21 Tour wins.
Sally Jane Janet Gunnell OBE is a British former Olympic champion in the 400 m hurdles. She also worked as a television presenter, predominantly for the BBC until January 2006.
Rory McIlroy, MBE is a Northern Irish professional golfer from Holywood in County Down who is a member of both the European and PGA Tours. He is the current World Number One and a two-time major champion.
Roger Anthony Black MBE is a retired British athlete. During his athletics career, he won individual silver medals in the 400 metres sprint at both the Olympic Games and World Championships, two individual gold medals at the European Championships, and 4×400 metres relay gold medals at both the World and European Championships. Since retiring from athletics, he has worked as a television presenter and motivational speaker.
Richard John “Ricky” Hatton MBE, is a British professional boxer and boxing promoter. He is a former WBA, IBF, IBO & The Ring Light Welterweight Champion and WBA Welterweight Champion.
Richie Woodhall is a former English boxer who held the WBC super middleweight title. He lost his last fight to his friend Joe Calzaghe in 2000, and subsequently retired in 2002.
Richard Pitman, is a retired British jump jockey who rode 470 winners in his career including Lanzarote in the 1974 Champion Hurdle.
He is Patron or Trustee for the charities; Sparks, Spinal Research and Racing Welfare.
Philip Douglas “Phil” Taylor is an English professional darts player, nicknamed The Power. He is regarded as the best darts player ever to have played the game, having won more than 150 professional tournaments and a record 15 World Championships.
Thomas Richard Dunwoody MBE is a retired British jockey in National Hunt racing. He was a three-time Champion Jockey, riding 1699 British winners in his career.
Peter Alliss is an English professional golfer, BBC television presenter and commentator, author and golf course designer. Alliss is known for his charismatic and unique style of commentary, often displaying a witty demeanour.
Since becoming head professional at The Belfry in 1981, Peter has amassed a wealth of golfing experience, whilst ensuring many corporate golf days have been huge successes.
Michelle Carol “Mickey” Walker OBE is an English professional golfer. She has also worked as a golf coach, radio and television commentator and public speaker.
Nicky Piper MBE is a retired Welsh super middleweight and light heavyweight boxer from Culverhouse Cross, Cardiff. His career was at its peak in the 1990s becoming the Commonwealth Light-heavyweight champion in 1995.
Michael Watson, MBE is a retired British boxer whose career ended prematurely as a result of near-fatal injury sustained in a WBO super-middleweight title fight defeat by Chris Eubank in September 1991.
Martina Navratilova is a retired Czech American tennis player and coach, and a former World No. 1.
Lucinda Green MBE is a champion British equestrian and journalist who before her marriage was Lucinda Jane Prior-Palmer.
“Mark Andrew Foster is a former British swimmer, specialising in butterfly and freestyle at 50 metres. In terms of medals and longevity (1986–2008), Foster is amongst the most successful British swimmers of all-time.
Lennox Claudius Lewis, CM, CBE is a retired boxer and the most recent undisputed world heavyweight champion. He holds dual British and Canadian citizenship.
Kriss Akabusi MBE is a former sprint and hurdling athlete from the United Kingdom. Since retiring from athletics, he has worked as a television presenter and motivational speaker.
Ken Buchanan is the former Boxing Undisputed World Lightweight Champion. Many consider Buchanan to be the best boxer ever to come out of Scotland.
Having played golf for many years and a past Captain of Kings Norton Golf Club illustrates his involvement with golf and his great love for the game. He comes highly recommended by the Professional Golfers Association having been guest speaker at many prestigious dinners.
John Virgo is an English former professional snooker player and more recently a snooker commentator and TV personality.
For nine years, he was National Coach of the English Golf Union and has been a tutor at the PGA Training Academy since 1970. John Stirling tells wonderful golf stories which keep golfing enthusiasts spellbound at any dinner he attends.
John Patrick McEnroe, Jr. is a former World No. 1 professional tennis player from the United States. During his career, he won seven Grand Slam singles titles, nine Grand Slam men’s doubles titles, and one Grand Slam mixed doubles title.
John Parrott MBE is an English professional snooker player and television personality.
John McCririck is an English television horse racing pundit.
John Francome MBE is a former National Hunt Champion Jockey. Born in Swindon the son of a railway fireman, his family had no connection with the horse racing world.
John H. Stracey is a former professional boxer who was world Welterweight champion. He also had, at one point, a boxing school in London.
John Coyle is a “Class A” Star British boxing referee and judge. Coyle has worked title bouts for the BBBofC, EBU, IBC, IBF, IBO, WBA, World Boxing Federation, World Boxing Foundation and the WBO.
John Conteh is a British former boxer who was world light-heavyweight boxing champion. Conteh is one of Britain’s most successful boxing champions.
Joe Johnson is an English former professional snooker player. He is best known as the surprise winner of the 1986 World Championship.
James Warren “Jimmy” White MBE is an English professional snooker player.
Anthony Peter McCoy OBE, commonly known as A. P. McCoy or Tony McCoy, is a Northern Irish horse racing jockey. In addition, McCoy was named BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 2010, becoming the first jockey to win the award.
Tony Drago is a professional snooker and pool player from Malta. He won the 2003 World Pool Masters Tournament beating Hsia Hui-kai 8–6 and also reached the quarter finals of the World Snooker Championship.
Steve Davis, OBE is an English professional snooker player. Davis appeared as a commentator for the BBC’s snooker coverage and as a guest on television quizzes such as They Think It’s All Over and A Question of Sport.
Terrence “Terry” Griffiths OBE is a retired Welsh snooker player and current snooker coach and pundit. He won the World Championship in 1979 at the first attempt, and reached the 1988 final.
William Fisher Hunter Carson, OBE is a retired jockey in thoroughbred horse racing. From 1982 to 1983 Carson joined Bill Beaumont as one of the team captains for A Question of Sport. With Clare Balding, Carson now co-presents BBC horse racing coverage.
Jenny Pitman is a former British racehorse trainer and author. She became the first woman to train a Grand National winner, when Corbiere won the race in 1983. She went on to win a second Grand National with Royal Athlete in 1995.
James Steven Baulch is a British sprint athlete and television presenter. He won the 400 metres gold medal at the 1999 World Indoor Championships.
James Cracknell, OBE is a British rowing champion and double Olympic gold medalist and adventurer.
Sir John Young ‘Jackie’ Stewart, OBE is a Scottish former racing driver. Nicknamed the ‘Flying Scot’, he competed in Formula One between 1965 and 1973, winning three World Drivers’ Championships.
Ilie Năstase is a Romanian former professional tennis player, one of the world’s top players of the 1970s. Năstase was the World No. 1 tennis player between 1973 and 1974.
“Ian Harold Woosnam OBE is a Welsh professional golfer. Woosnam won the first of his three BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year awards, which he went on to win in 1990 and 1991.
Woosnam was awarded an O.B.E. in the 2007 New Years Honours List.”
Ian McCulloch is an English professional snooker player from Walton-Le-Dale, Preston, Lancashire.
Howard K. Clark is an English golfer who played on the European Tour for many years and had his most successful period in the mid 1980s. Clark was born in Leeds, England. He learned the game from his father, who was a scratch amateur.
Herol “Bomber” Graham is generally acknowledged as one of the best British boxers of the post-war era never to have won a world title.
Glenn McCrory is a former British professional boxer who held the IBF version of the cruiserweight world championship. He has worked as a Sky commentator and pundit since 1989.
George McNeill is a former Scottish world professional sprint champion and the only man to have won both of the most famous professional footraces in the world
Lanfranco “Frankie” Dettori, MBE is an Italian horse racing jockey and celebrity. Dettori has been Champion Jockey on three occasions and has ridden the winners of more than 500 Group races.
Franklin Roy “Frank” Bruno MBE is a British former boxer whose career highlight was winning the WBC heavyweight championship in 1995. Altogether, he won 40 of his 45 contests.
Eric Bristow MBE is an English darts player, whose skill at the game in the 1980s helped turn it into a worldwide spectator sport. He is a five time BDO world champion.
Michael Edwards, better known as Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards, is a British skier who was the first competitor to represent Great Britain in Olympic ski jumping.
Edwin Corley Moses is a former American track and field athlete, who won gold medals in the 400 m hurdles at the 1976 and 1984 Olympics. Between 1977 and 1987, Moses won 107 consecutive finals and set the world record in his event four times.
Earnie Dee Shaver, better known as Earnie Shavers, is an American former professional boxer. In 2003, he was listed #10 on The Ring’s ranking of the 100 greatest punchers of all-time.
World class 400m runner who excelled in various sports inc Basketball, rugby and moto GP
Derek Paul Thompson is a presenter and commentator of horse racing on Channel 4 in Britain.
Dennis Taylor is a retired snooker player, and current BBC snooker commentator. Taylor currently lives in Llay near Wrexham and has been a resident of the village since April 2003.
Darren Morgan is a Welsh snooker player, who won the World Amateur Championship in 1987, and played on the main World Snooker tour from 1988 through 2007.
Darren Christopher Clarke, OBE is a professional golfer from Northern Ireland who currently plays on the European Tour and has previously played on the PGA Tour. Clarke has represented Ireland as both an amateur and as a professional, notably at the World Cup and Alfred Dunhill Cup, and was a member of five consecutive European Ryder Cup teams between 1997 to 2006.
Darren Andrew Campbell MBE is a former English sprint athlete. He is currently the sprint coach at Cardiff City F.C. He competed in the 100 metres and 200 metres, as well as the 4 × 100 metres relay.
Colin Ray Jackson CBE is a Welsh former sprint and hurdling athlete who specialised in the 110 metres hurdles.
Francis Morgan Ayodélé “Daley” Thompson CBE, is a former decathlete from the UK. He won the decathlon gold medal at the Olympic Games in 1980 and 1984, and broke the world record for the event four times.
Dalton Grant is a British high jumper, who has won a total number of four national titles for Great Britain in the men’s high jump event. His personal best jump is 2.36 metres, achieved at the 1991 World Championships in Tokyo.
Charlie Magri is a former English flyweight boxer. He is from a Maltese family that settled in Stepney, London where he grew up. During his professional career he held the WBC, European, and British flyweight titles.
Robert Francis George is an English darts player and presenter.
Robert “Bob” Champion MBE (born 4 June 1948) is an English former jump jockey who won the 1981 Grand National on Aldaniti. His triumph was made into a film Champions, with John Hurt portraying Champion. The film is based on Champion’s book Champions Story, which he wrote with close friend and racing journalist and broadcaster Jonathan Powell.
Caddie Billy Foster has worked with some of the finest players in the history of golf – the likes of Tiger Woods, Seve Ballesteros and Sergio Garcia.
Björn Rune Borg is a former World No. 1 tennis player from Sweden. Between 1974 and 1981 he won 11 Grand Slam singles titles. He won five consecutive Wimbledon singles titles and six French Open singles titles.
Bernard Gallacher, OBE is a Scottish professional golfer. Gallacher was born in Bathgate, Scotland. He took up golf at the age of eleven. In 1965 he won the Lothians Golf Association Boys Championship.
‘Big Joe Egan’ the Irish Heavyweight Boxing Legend
Finbarr Patrick McGuigan MBE, known as Barry McGuigan and nicknamed The Clones Cyclone, is a former Irish and British professional boxer who became a world featherweight champion.
Andrew “Andy” Murray is a Scottish professional tennis player. He is ranked World No. 3 and is the British No. 1.
Andrew Nicholas Castle is an English retired tennis professional, former British No. 1, and now television presenter.
Alex Hay was a Scottish professional golfer, golf instructor, writer and a former BBC sports commentator.
Alan Minter is a retired English professional boxer and a former World Middleweight Champion. He left boxing with a record of 39 wins, 9 losses and 1 no contest, with 23 wins by knockout.