SPORTS-EVENTS2018-09-21T22:54:48+00:00

UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE from 6 Sept – 20 Nov 2018 with LEAGUE FINALS from 5 – 9 June 2019

This brand new football competition for the world is an excellent idea! 2018/19 being the inaugural season, there’s so much to look forward to in this international football association’s competition: the league-phase, which take place throughout September, October and November. Unfortunately, it’s men’s only, but who knows what’s possible in the future with the success of women’s football today. 55 member nations will battle it out for the top spot and to hold the cup, whilst the competition serves to seed the teams for the qualification process of UEFA Europe 2020! Watch the video to get the drift, no understatement then, if we say that this is MASSIVE. Get tickets and join in: uefa.com

2018 FREESTYLE ELITE LEAGUE – WORLD KITEBOARDING LEAGUE

WKL TEXEL 2018: 21 – 30 September

Some great new locations are included in this year’s championship calendars, so kite board junkies, get your fix and head to Texel in The Netherlands this September for the country’s Freestyle Elite League championship worldkiteboardingleague.com

FORMULA 1 2018 VTB RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX from 28 – 30 September

Good Lord, the German GP was a nail biter, and then…bang: Vettel crashes out and Lewis Hamilton repays the kindness of Vettel winning at Silverstone by snatching back a win in front of Vettel’s own home crowd, on a race course Vettel has never won before! What a class act…back on top in driver standings as well, Hamilton feels justice. Having stood on the top of the podium in Singapore as well, Hamilton now has a comfortable distance in points to Vettel! In order to see how the Hamilton – Vettel saga will unfold, you’ll have to stick it out right until the end in Abu Dhabi! Get your tickets here: formula1.com

ISTRIA/ SLOVENIA – IRONMAN 70.3 on 23 September 2018

Situated in the heart of Europe, the striking and diverse Istrian hinterland is nestled at the crossroads of 4 contrasting landscapes: the Alps, the Mediterranean, he Pannonian Plain and the Karst! Be prepared to be stretched to your limits: swim 1.9km in the Adriatic Sea, face a 90km bike ride and run 21km through historic sites of Istrian cities…you think, you can manage? The sign up here: eu.ironman.com

WORLD EXCLUSIVE: WILDFORCE WORK-OUT PROGRAMME BY CHRISTIAN VILSMEIER

So, what do these high-octane sportsmen and women do to get a fast, effective and overall body work-out in as little time as possible? They turn to personal trainer and athlete Christian Vilsmeier for an intense work-out programme, that works as many muscles as possible in one exercise! That’s why he has developed ‘Wildforce’, which is a programme based on animal movements in the wild – as there, only the fittest survive. We introduce 3 of these anaerobic exercises to you in the video below, so crunch it hard to achieve an overall fitness level that’ll make them blush in the gym!

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINE/ FRANCE – THE RYDER CUP 2018 from 28 – 30 September

The host venue for this year’s much awaited Ryder Cup, the legendary golf battle between the USA and Europe, is the French Albatros Course of Le Golf National in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, southwest of Paris! Once, the venue was settled, a jubilant France is now looking forward to welcoming the golfing world for a competition steeped in history. The defending champions, the United States of America, captained by Jim Furyk, desperately want to hold on to the cup – Europe, captained by Thomas Bjørn, is desperate to win it back…it will be epic! Book your tickets to support your side here: pgatour.com

IL LOMBARDIA, GRAN PIEMONTE & MILANO-TURINO from 10 – 13 October 2018

The 99th race of Milano-Turino is being stage on the 10th, the 102nd Piemonte on the 11th and Il Lombardia finally takes place on the 13th of October – this is going to be one hell of a racing weekend in northern Italy! The views are to die-for, winning is everything and now, that the summer’s heat is over, it’s not quite going to kick you out like the Tour de France or La Vuelta. Watch your favourite team in action, whilst you can enjoy a few days in the Italian Alps. Go crazy and let Italy know you’re coming…ilombardia.it

ROYAL ASCOT: QIPCO BRITISH CHAMPIONS DAY
on 20 October 2018

This is the 8th edition of the QIPCO British Champions Day, and as expected, will break all records being the most valuable day’s racing in the history of the sport in Britain, when Europe’s leading horses, jockeys, trainers and owners descend on Ascot for a truly glorious finale of the 2018 flat season. As one of the most prestigious events in the British sporting calendar, you simply have to see it to believe it, such is the level of standard, satisfying even the most demanding racing purists. Prize money across the 6-race card will be a record breaking £4.26m, so book your tickets now to enjoy this incredible race day, including its many off-track attractions: ascot.co.uk

SOTOGRANDE – ANDALUCÍA VALDERRAMA MASTERS 2018 from 17 – 21 October

It was a dramatic four days of incredibly tough golf in Southern Spain, which saw Sergio García come out on top last year in the 2017 edition! A well deserved win for ‘Super Sergio’, finishing 12 under par, who saw off stiff competition from Joost Luiten with determination, grit and a mind set for battle! What did Joost think of his result on day 3? Hit the play button below to find out…This is Sergio’s second win at this famous golf course, which hosted the titanic Ryder Cup in 1997 (who can forget it?), his sixth win in Spain and his fourteenth European Tour title. See how he feels about winning this much coveted trophy by clicking the start button below, and do watch out for the full video coming soon! andaluciavalderramamasters.com

LONDON – NITTO ATP FINAL 2018 at O2 Arena from 11 – 18 November

Featuring the best qualified single eight players and doubles-teams in the world only, this week of galactic tennis presents the climax of the ATP World Tour season. Having made the O2 Arena their permanent home until 2020, final games are being battled out in a round-robin format with the best four single players and double teams reaching the knock-out semi-finals stage. Hold your breath until you’ve got your hands on tickets, and then join the action: thenittoatpfinals.com

DAVIS CUP 2018 until 25 November

This championship needs no introduction, as male players from national teams from all over the world are competing – who will win the much coveted Davis Cup this year? New rules were introduced for the Groups I and II zonal events in this 107th edition, with ties now being played as best-of-three sets over the course of 2 days! We’re loving the international excitement of 2 countries battling it out on the tennis court, so check their website for the latest new and result, as well as locations for matches to be held here: daviscup.com

BHUBANESWAR/ INDIA – ODISHA HOCKEY MEN’S WORLD CUP from 28 Nov – 16 Dec

Another sport where women have excelled tremendously! The Women’s Hockey World Cup 2018 will be utterly awesome this year, and London will be brimming with international teams and mega talent during these games. Watch the vid to find out who is playing who in order to get all excited! The incredible Queen Elizabeth Olympic Parc is the venue, and as regular tix have sold out, why not treat yourself to the FIH’s Premium Experiences to enjoy luxurious and exclusive hospitality in the Richards-Walsh Suite or go for the Gold Lounge, creating unforgettable memories of the most incredible female hockey event of the year…fih.ch

WOMEN IN POLO – EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS WITH CLARA CASSINO & KATE MCKINNEY
SOTOGRANDE/ SPAIN: SANTA MARIA POLO CLUB

It’s a man’s world…but the girls are coming! Women playing polo is enjoying more and more success these days, so just what does it take to play rugby on horseback and win in a tournament, playing alongside Germany’s and Argentina’s No.1? Watch these exclusive interviews with up & coming player Kate McKinney (UK) and established 6-goaler Clara Cassino (ARG) to find out!

SOTOGRANDE – 45TH INTERNATIONAL POLO TOURNAMENT/ HIGH GOAL GOLD CUP FINAL

Watch the biggest event in the polo calendar during the month of August in stylish Sotogrande/ Andalucia on Spain’s Costa del Sol! The climax of the season at the Santa Maria Polo Club is the High Goal Gold Cup Final, attracting the best players in the world to compete for the much coveted cup. Last year, it was won by the Dubai Polo Team – will they be able to hold on to the cup? Video coming out soon…but in the meantime, check out what happened in the 44th Int’l Polo Tournament’s final, which saw Adolfo Cambiaso and Juan Martín Nero riding neck at neck in order to become champion!

CHRISTOPHER CLARKE – EXECUTIVE TRAINER TO THE STARS

Personal trainer and wellness consultant Christopher Clarke looks after the health and fitness of countless stars, celebs, diplomats and athletes! Based in Jamaica, he also flies all over the world to make those gifted people sweat wherever they are! Check out his tips & tricks on buffing up and staying in shape, which he revealed to Claudia Peifer when she spoke to him at the Global Gift Gala 2016 in sunny Marbs!

RAVE AND RIDE – held at a place near you!

What a fab way to get super fit and raise money for charity at the same time with RAVE AND RIDE! These guys hold spinning and indoor cycling events all over Europe, like in the UK, The Netherlands and Ibiza, to name but a few, and raise thousands for charity whilst getting you properly buffed. It’s massive fun to take part, so do your bit and join them at one of their next events! raveandride.com

FLEXIBLE TRAINING - FLEXIBLE FITNESS:

TruBe - LONDON’S FIRST BESPOKE TRAINING APP HAS LAUNCHED!
trube app

This is an immensely useful app for the modern age: with on-demand services it allows you to work out whenever, where ever you are! This London-based personal training app has a wealth of experience offered by instructors, readily available to train with you when you want to. Forget the excuse that you couldn’t make it to the gym, TruBe’s modern & wholesome approach literally offers everything in training from boxing to ballet, and even HIIT, which allows you to decide yourself on the ability and intensity of the workout, and very importantly, to dictate your health goals with your personal trainer! You can train alone or in groups, it’s just £65/hour! So, download it for free now…what are you waiting for? trubeapp.com

High Goal Final of the 44th Int’l Polo Tournament at Santa Maria Polo Club in Sotogrande, Andalusia/ Southern Spain!

What do the two 10-goal players of the High Goal Final of the Gold Cup in the 44th Int’l Polo Tournament at SMPC think about the battle they’ve just fought? Find out what Adolfo Cambiaso and Juan Martin Nero have to say about their play and the game in the two videos below…

POLO PROFILE – MALCOLM BORWICK

The UK top-class player talks polo and Royal Salute, the worldwide annual polo circuit, the hunt for the best horse, playing with Prince William and Prince Harry for Sentebale, what it takes to win on the field and why he may give a career in film a miss – all that straight after Royal Salute defeated Yaguara in the Medium Goal Final of the Silver Cup at the 44th Int’l Polo Tournament at the Santa Maria Polo Club!