Legends of Rugby Dinner 2023
1st February 2023

In aid of Nordoff-Robbins

JW Marriott Grosvenor House London
In partnership with VU Limited

1st February, 2023 6:30 pm

The winning combination of music and rugby will once again come together on Wednesday 1st February 2023 for the Legends of Rugby Dinner in aid of Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy.  The sell-out event returned to the social calendar earlier this year and guests were treated to another glittering and magnificent night of entertainment, so synonymous with this long standing and ever popular dinner.  Next year’s dinner will have all the makings of yet another incredible night.

The UK’s great and good of rugby will come together to honour Alex Goode and Emily Scarratt, whilst being entertained with live musical acts and raising valuable funds for the extraordinary work of Nordoff Robbins. The acts are yet to be announced but previous years have seen performances from Dua Lipa, Texas, KT Tunstall, Madness, Stereophonics, Keane, Roachford and the list goes on.

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!

Alex Goode

Goode was destined to be a successful and professional sportsman from an early age.   He was an all-round gifted athlete, but it was rugby that really grabbed his attention and his passion. Hailed as one of the most versatile players in Saracens, the full back has been one of the shinning stars since making his debut in 2008.

Goode has had a glittering career so far, gaining 21 caps for England as well as winning five Premiership titles and three European Cups with the Men in Black. As a member of one of the most successful club teams over the past decade, Goode was named Premiership player of the year in 2019 in recognition of his pivotal role and enormous contribution within the club.  It is widely accepted that Goode’s remarkable play has provided a crucial part in Saracen’s victories.

Emily Scarratt

Emily Scarratt is best known as the player who secured England’s 2014 Women’s World Cup triumph with 6 minutes left to go in the game.  She is also known for captaining Team GB at the Rio Olympics, winning a bonze at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and representing England at the 2018 Rugby World Sevens. Making her Test debut in 2008, Scarratt scored an unbelievable 12 tries in 12 games.  She then went on to be the top point scorer at the 2014 World Cup, and later scored over 50 points at the 2017 World Cup. Scarratt is a stand out, exceptional player with many well-deserved accolades to her name

In 2019 she was named World Rugby’s Women’s Player of the Year and became the highest ever Red Roses points scorer in the 2020 Six Nations.

Nordoff Robbins

Nordoff 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 to 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.

Table hosted by a Rugby International

Single Ticket - £400 + VAT

About

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

1830 Drinks reception
1915 Call for Dinner
1930 3 course Dinner
2100 Players onstage chat
2130 Auction
2200 Live Musical Entertainment
0000 End of Acts
0000 - till you drop! After party at Karma Sanctum Soho Hotel

Bronze Table - £4000 + VAT

About

This is a standard table of 10 guests

Included

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

Itinerary

1830 Drinks reception
1915 Call for Dinner
1930 3 course Dinner
2100 Players onstage chat
2130 Auction
2200 Live Musical Entertainment
0000 End of Acts
0000 - till you drop! After party at Karma Sanctum Soho Hotel

Silver Table - £5000 + VAT

About

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

1830 Drinks reception
1915 Call for Dinner
1930 3 course Dinner
2100 Players onstage chat
2130 Auction
2200 Live Musical Entertainment
0000 End of Acts
0000 - till you drop! After party at Karma Sanctum Soho Hotel

Silver Table & Brochure Advertisement - £6000 + VAT

About

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

1830 Drinks reception
1915 Call for Dinner
1930 3 course Dinner
2100 Players onstage chat
2130 Auction
2200 Live Musical Entertainment
0000 End of Acts
0000 - till you drop! After party at Karma Sanctum Soho Hotel

Gold Table - £7995 + VAT

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

1830 Drinks reception
1915 Call for Dinner
1930 3 course Dinner
2100 Players onstage chat
2130 Auction
2200 Live Musical Entertainment
0000 End of Acts
0000 - till you drop! After party at Karma Sanctum Soho Hotel

Platinum Table - £9995 + VAT

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 of your choice
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

1830 Drinks reception
1915 Call for Dinner
1930 3 course Dinner
2100 Players onstage chat
2130 Auction
2200 Live Musical Entertainment
0000 End of Acts
0000 - till you drop! After party at Karma Sanctum Soho Hotel

After-Show Party Partner  - £12500 + VAT

About

We are seeking a headline partner for the After-Show party at Karma Sanctum Soho Hotel.

Included

Headline title of the After-show Party
1 x 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

1830 Drinks reception
1915 Call for Dinner
1930 3 course Dinner
2100 Players onstage chat
2130 Auction
2200 Live Musical Entertainment
0000 End of Acts
0000 - till you drop! After party at Karma Sanctum Soho Hotel

Gold Partner  - £15000 + VAT

About

Billing as one of our Gold Partners

Included

1 x 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

1830 Drinks reception
1915 Call for Dinner
1930 3 course Dinner
2100 Players onstage chat
2130 Auction
2200 Live Musical Entertainment
0000 End of Acts
0000 - till you drop! After party at Karma Sanctum Soho Hotel

Platinum Partner  - £25000 + VAT

About

Billing as a Platinum Partner

Included

1 x 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

1830 Drinks reception
1915 Call for Dinner
1930 3 course Dinner
2100 Players onstage chat
2130 Auction
2200 Live Musical Entertainment
0000 End of Acts
0000 - till you drop! After party at Karma Sanctum Soho Hotel

Premier 15s Club Table Sponsor  - £6995 + VAT

About

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 Women
  • DMP Durham Sharks
  • Exeter Chiefs Women
  • Gloucester Hartpury Women's RFC
  • Harlequins Women
  • Loughborough Lightning
  • Sale Sharks Women
  • Saracens Women
  • Wasps FC Ladies
  • Worcester Warriors Women

Included

Drinks reception
3 course dinner
Chat with Players on stage
Auction and Fundraising Games
Music Acts
After Party at Karma Sanctum Soho
1 x table of 12 comprising 10 guests and 2 players from your chosen club.
Billing as “Bristol Bears Women” Sponsored by [your name].
Complimentary Full-Page Feature in the Official Souvenir Programme.

Itinerary

1830 Drinks reception
1915 Call for Dinner
1930 3 course Dinner
2100 Players onstage chat
2130 Auction
2200 Live Musical Entertainment
0000 End of Acts
0000 - till you drop! After party at Karma Sanctum Soho Hotel

After hanging up his boots, Victor Ubogu set up VU Ltd in 2004 to combine his three favourite things; sport, travel and more importantly, fun!

Whether you’re a rugby fanatic, a football freak, a devoted race goer, music lover or golfing enthusiast, VU can help you find the perfect experience, whatever the occasion. Over the years VU have perfected the art of delivering the highest level of event hospitality at home and around the globe.

Alongside our hospitality expertise, we also offer a complete event management service from inception to delivery.  We can project manage your event from sourcing the right venue through to creation, development and successful delivery both at home and abroad.

Our private Twickenham clubhouse offers a uniquely informal opportunity to be looked after by our attentive hosts, sample delicious fare and mingle with rugby legends. From first class tours to major sporting events, to glittering charity fundraising dinners, we offer an unparalleled level of service coupled with a very personal touch.

We understand how networking at events are key to driving business and their importance in cementing both personal and professional relationships. Our team are committed to delivering exceptional service to guarantee you have an amazing time. We love what we do and it shows!