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About

Green Room Sports is a specialist in sports-based corporate events & athlete management. The events business concentrates on memorable rugby corporate hospitality, and bespoke event management, creating experiences more personal, more exciting and less run of the mill. We are an independent company whose reputation relies on our ability to deliver quality service.

So we renew it with every client experience. We are defined by our integrity and dependability, and we aim to deliver above expectations every single time. Our attention to detail is second to none. Our imagination is unrivalled. We stay ahead of the game by setting our own targets ever higher, and always reaching to the next level.

MANAGEMENT
Green Room Sports Management is a market leader in rugby management with over a decades' experience operating at the very top of the game in the UK. Representing the interests of players ranging from the England Captain to first year academy players, and every level between, they are uniquely placed to offer a 360° degree representation.

Negotiating and advising on club contracts, commercial sponsorship, image right exploitation and career development the team treat each and every player as an individual and tailor their management accordingly. With excellent relationships with all the key stake holders in the game their track record and reputation in the UK is without parallel.

 

 

Athlete Management

Agents

Richard Wilks (Managing Director)

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Richard played professionally for Sale Sharks from 1999 to 2003 after graduating from Newcastle University. During his time at Sale Sharks he started working as a consultant for Brabners Chaffe Street law firm (formerly James Champman & Co.) whose clients include Manchester United and several leading Premiership rugby union clubs. He joined SFX in 2005 and went to Wasserman Media Group as a Director when they acquired SFX globally.

In 2008 he left WMG and established Green Room Sports Management. Richard has over a decades worth of experience working as an agent in the UK rugby market and the unrivalled relationships at Club and Union level you would expect from someone who has represented some 20+ full Internationals to date. Married with three young daughters who rightly dominate most of his spare time, he is a keen and improving golfer and skier.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Benjamin Lewitt (Director)

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Ben began his rugby career at Coventry Rugby Club back in 1997, just one year after Rugby Union becoming a Professional sport. A move to Leicester Tigers followed in 1998 while he was studying for a Business & Law degree at DeMontfort University, Leicester.

After successfully breaking through into the senior squad at Leicester Tigers, in the years of their successive league titles and a Heineken cup win Ben moved onto Orrell Rugby Club in 2002  for two successful years. Bedford Blues followed in 2004 for a year and then Ben joined Northampton Saints Rugby Club where he played for 5 seasons, reaching the Heineken Cup semi final in his second year.

Ben rejoined Bedford Blues for a second spell in 2010 which allowed him to join the family Brewing business and still play at Championship level. After a year working for the family firm Ben's previous relationship with Richard as 'Player - Agent' re-ignited and Ben came on board as a Player Agent/Athlete Manager.

After an action packed first 18 months in the role he has become a Director and shareholder of Green Room Sports Management.

Ben has a 3 year old son called Oscar and a beast of a Shih Tzu called Millie. When not in constant contact with his players (he is the resident expert in social media) he can be found in the gym or golf course.

 

Catherine McPhillips (Commercial Director)

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Catherine is the newest recruit at Green Room. She grew up in Shropshire and after graduating from Leeds University, decided to start her professional career in the south in London. With a keen interest in both performing and watching sport throughout her life, she decided to pursue this passion and began working in commercial sport.
After gaining experience within the world of sponsorship and events across a number of different brands, Aviva, British Gas, FedEx and adidas, Catherine came on board to work on the commercial and PR of the athletes. Although she is a big fan of rugby she will only ever be seen standing on the sidelines and never actually playing on the pitch!
She can often be seen slowly running around Clapham Common training for her next marathon run or planning her next back-packing trip to a new destination somewhere in the world.

 

 

 

 

 

Jamie Noon (Agent)

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Jamie started his rugby career with Newcastle Falcons in 1998 where he played over 250 games and in 2003 broke the premiership record for the most consecutive starts. Jamie was part of both the 2001 Tetley bitter cup and 2004 Powergen cup winning teams. Whilst Jamie was with Newcastle he represented England, England A, England U21 and played for England 7’s. Jamie was part of the first England 7’s team to win the Hong Kong title in 2002 and repeated the feat the following year. He also went on to captain the squad during the Singapore sevens series. In 2002 Jamie represented the Barbarians in the final tour match against Wales winning 25-40.

In 2001 Jamie won his first England cap against Canada and went on to win another 37 over an eight-year period. He also represented England in the Rugby World cup 2007 playing in the first two games before he injured his knee.

After 11 years with Newcastle Jamie decided he wanted a new challenge and experience and signed with the French Top 14 team, Brive. After a successful first season in which he missed only one top 14 game he extended his contract until 2013.

When Jamie retired from rugby he was looking for a way to stay connected to the sport he loves. Throughout his career Jamie’s agent was invaluable to his success. Jamie enjoyed a close relationship with his agent who became a sounding board and was always available for advice and support. Richard Wilks and Greenroom sports represented Jamie during his career as a player and so he was very pleased to be able to continue the relationship after he retired. Jamie would like to offer the same support and use his knowledge and experience of the game to help other players to achieve their goals and realize their potential.

Jamie has lived in France with his wife and three children for four years and enjoys all aspects of French life including the French cuisine, coffee and wine. His hobbies include golf, mountain biking and he’s very keen fly fisherman but generally enjoys all aspects of outdoor life. Jamie is also a gadget geek and loves all sorts of technology. Jamie speaks French and is currently studying for his French sports agent exams.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corporate Hospitality

Think of all the elements you naturally expect at a top flight sport corporate hospitality event then add something extra special and you’ll understand why Green Room events are so sought after.

With Green Room Corporate Rugby Hospitality you are guaranteed the best tickets, the finest wines and foods, an unlimited bar and seamless hosting. Our unbiased and high quality service is your privilege pass  to a perfect day.  Because we have long-standing associations with all types of sports organisations we offer official inside-the-ropes entry to some of the world's most sought after events, providing memorable hospitality and incentive programmes to help you build your business.

At a Green Room premier event  you will enjoy all of  these outstanding benefits plus the amazing experience of being up-close and personal with sports stars throughout the day. In a Green Room event we create a relaxed backstage atmosphere where some of the greatest names in the game mingle with you and your guests.  This isn’t a fleeting handshake or a token hello – you’ll be together all day, sharing the highs and lows of the game. Compared to this, normal corporate rugby hospitality seems a little dull.

Twickenham Hospitality

Rugby is great way to entertain your clients – and to have an amazing day yourself. The private Green Room suite, just a minutes walk from your top flight seats, will be hosted by stars of rugby who will be providing their own pre and post match entertainment as well as giving their expert opinions on the game.

They’ll be joined by past players from both teams, and they’ll all be with you throughout your day.

There is no minimum booking requirement although we do recommend tables of 10 or 12 if you wish to have your own table for your clients.

 

QBE Autumn Internationals 2013
* England v Australia – Saturday 2nd November 2013                    £775pp + vat
* England v New Zealand  – Saturday 16th November 2013           £825pp + vat

RBS 6 Nations 2014
* England v Ireland – Saturday 22nd February 2014                       £925pp + vat
* England v Wales – Sunday 9th March 2014                                  £875pp + vat

 

The Green Room opens 3.5 hours before kick off and includes:

  • RFU Official category A match tickets - just a one minute stroll away
  • Drinks/Champagne reception on arrival
  • Plasma TV Screens
  • Complimentary bar pre and 90 minutes post-match, including champagne
  • Post-match savoury selection
  • Four course luncheon with a selection of fine wines

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Testimonials

We have been looking after customers for many years now and last year Ericsson made a decision that we needed a top of the market venue in respect of customer entertaining at Twickenham. We had tried various off and on-site venues but as rugby is one of our main client hospitality requirements we evaluated the market and a decision was made to use The Green Room.

With The Green Room your customers will be treated to excellent food, wine and most importantly for rugby fans, the opportunity to be entertained by Lawrence Dallaglio and many other top rugby players, including many international players too. A true rugby enthusiast revels in the stories of the World Cup as well as some of the defeats.

Many photo/meeting opportunities are available to the guests during the day, not only the rugby community but many other celebrities too that may happen to be visiting The Green Room. Seriously, this all adds to the atmosphere of the day. Not to mention that the match seats are also superb - but as we have indicated, it’s much more than just seeing the game. It really is a special event in which to take them to and our customers will experience a day they will always remember! Money well spent in these tough times.

Please see below some of the recent feedback we have received from clients who have attended The Green Room.

"It was a fabulous day, such a shame about the result though. The friend I was with is from New York and had never been to a rugby match before so he was thrilled to be a part of it, helped by him winning "The Year of the Rose" book I might add. Hopefully we will get a chance to come another game sooner rather than later. Thanks so much for a lovely day, thoroughly entertaining."

Ms. Edwardson

"Saturday’s game was an extremely good day and professionally hosted by yourself and your team and I shall be encouraging Fujitsu to make use of The Green Room for future events."

Mr. Robinson

"As a rugby virgin I have to say that the hospitality you put together in The Green Room was exceptional. It was personal but professional and the quality of service, food , wine and entertainment was exceptional.Thanks for an exceptional day and please keep me posted on anything that you are doing."

"I had never been to the Green Room before but the hospitality and entertainment was first class and a credit to you and the organisation."

Mr. Pugh Account Manger

"Enjoyed the banter in the Green Room and thought Lawrence was an excellent host, mixing before and after the match even when he probably didn't fancy the latter after England's performance!"

Mr. Gardner

Bespoke Events

When packaged corporate hospitality – no matter how exclusive – simply isn’t enough, you might want to consider our event creation service. This service has all the attributes you’d expect from Green Room Sports - attention to detail, five star quality standards and personalised service – but applied to a much wider range of events and activities.

Quite simply, we have the capacity to design and manage events of any scale anywhere in the world and for any purpose.

 

Case Study: CycleSlam

The 2010 and 2012 CycleSlam were some of our biggest challenges to date. Co-ordinating 300 riders in cycle rides that took them across a dozen countries, cycling over 5,000km, over the two hugely successful events. Green Room managed every aspect of the events, from the route and logistics to sponsor and stakeholder management, PR and online presence – providing a truly end-to-end solution. Both rides were wildly successful, raising nearly £3m for some great causes and creating some unforgettable and life-changing memories for the participants, and for us too!

Hear what the riders had to say about the Cycleslam here

Cycleslam 2012

Between April 23rd and May 18th 2012, England rugby international, Lion, and World Cup winner Lawrence Dallaglio and England cricketing legend Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff undertook the ride of their lives. They cycled the 2,872 km across Europe from the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games - Olympia, in Greece - to the 2012 Olympic Games venue - London.

It raised funds for Cancer Research UK and Great Ormond Street Hospital via Lawrence and Freddie's charitable foundations. The route was made up of five stages, each of 4 or 5 days, with a rest day in between. The epic journey took the riders up through Greece, the length of Italy, across the Alps, through the Champagne region, and take in the legendary one day Paris-Roubaix ride before reaching London. It was a stunningly beautiful and challenging route.

Cycleslam 2010

In March 2010, Lawrence Dallaglio completed a 2,400km from Rome to Edinburgh, visiting each of the Six Nations rugby stadia en route. £1.14 million was raised, shared equally between Sport Relief (BBC) and the Dallaglio Foundation. Lawrence was joined on stages 4 and 5 of the 2010 ride by Andrew Flintoff, as part of his training programme after knee surgery. ‘Freddie’ was so enthused by riding the final stages of the event, he vowed to undertake the entire ride the next time around!

 

More information and pictures can be found at www.dallaglioflintoff2012.com

 

 

CycleSlam Testimonials

The 2010 and 2012 CycleSlam events took 300 riders through a dozen countries on the ride of their lives!

Here's what some of them had to say:

"Dear Rob and Wellie, A seriously belated note to say thank you for the Slam. I think there has – rightly –been universal acclaim for the organisation. It was fantastic. It really was amazing how smoothly it went, and I’m struggling to find fault with anything. Actually, the food at the Mercure was sh*t, let’s be honest. You put together a great team – and knocked them in to shape – and they undertook it all with great humour I thought.  Getting all of us across Europe safely was a major achievement, as last time. I say the same to everybody who asks if it was easier than last time – yes. Not only the weather, but really the organisation – all (ha!) we had to do was ride."

"Hi Guys, Just a quick note to all of you, especially Lawrence, that had a part to play in the Slam, to say a HUGE THANK YOU for all the hard work, generosity and dedication you put into making such an amazing event to be part of.   The whole event was seamlessly well organised from the start to the finish (which I know requires so much preparation and hard work) and all those involved with the logistics were a delight, very professional and always had a smile on their faces (which again at times I imagine couldn't have been easy). All the core riders were equally enthusiastic and were wonderful company to be around.  And on top of all of that you have raised a staggering amount of money for great causes, of which you should be very proud of.   So big thanks and I hope your bodies don't take too long to recover."

"Hi All, I hope that you are well.  I cycled on Stage 2 and I have to admit that for someone like me who has honestly never trained for anything in their life, while it is fair to say it was the most physically and mentally draining experience, it is definitely also up there in terms of the enjoyment and satisfaction levels, and it is something I already look back on proudly.  The organization levels were amazing.  Please can you extend my thanks not only to the Green Room Sports team who have been fantastic in all interactions before and during the event, but also to the other parties involved including the Core Riders, the team moving our luggage around, the Halfords and the Catermasters teams.  It is a major logistics operation which to the cyclists was carried out flawlessly and in good spirits."

"During my time on the bike particularly the last day (when I thought I better have something prepared in case you asked me to say a few words) and having spent 5 hours in the car yesterday, I have been reflecting on the event and thought I ought to put my reflection in writing and send them to you.  Normally I would forget to do this and just talk about but I feel you ought to know and pass on, if you want, these thoughts.  As an "elite" sportsman (as you can see its not all one way) many years ago, by circumstance one becomes a "taker" - free kit, free lunch, free car etc and this becomes a habit.  This, I have to say, is the biggest  (maybe only) challenge where I have been a "giver" - doing something for someone else/something else.  I didn't even nick all the Halfords free kit given out in our wet day (what's happening to me).  As you know I spent the 4 days quietly anxious wondering what challenges the next day brought.  In hindsight I need not have worried as the TEAM dynamics and spirit were overwhelming.  As a student of TEAM I was amazed."

Recent Tweets

Wow what a result for @SaleSharksRugby, well done to all our boys, sounds like a hell of a performance!
- Saturday Apr 19 - 3:57pm

Big s/o 2the man dem @Jonathanjoseph0 whos back from wks out inj after scoring with a broken foot. Go well fam! @bathrugby v @WorcsWarriors
- Saturday Apr 19 - 10:58am

Contact us

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Keep in touch with us

Corporate Hospitality and Events: Rob Mauchlen
[email protected] | +44 (0) 798 9609 074

Athlete Management: Benjamin Lewitt
[email protected] | +44 (0) 797 6578 998

Athlete Management: Richard Wilks
[email protected] | +44 (0) 771 4707 290

Commercial & PR: Catherine McPhillips
[email protected] | +44 (0) 792 1338 247

Registered Address: H.L. Barnes and Sons, Barclays Bank Chambers, Stratford upon Avon, CV37 6AH

Name: Rob Mauchlen