26 Mar 2014
Loughborough Sporting Club celebrates success at annual dinner
Over 150 people have attended the Loughborough Sporting Club annual dinner to celebrate past and present successes, and to honour the latest additions to the Sporting Hall of Fame.
The evening, compered by Hall of Fame member David Moorcroft and Christine Fisher, President of the Alumni Association, saw nine new names inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Former Loughborough Lightning player/coach and England international captain Olivia Murphy became the first representative from netball to be inducted.
For the second year running the value of coaching was recognised, with Malcolm Arnold (athletics), Dario Gradi (football) and Phil Larder (rugby league and union) all inducted into the Hall of Fame.
The evening included an after-dinner speech from University graduate Ian Drake, Chief Executive Officer of British Cycling, who has overseen the success of Team GB at the London 2012 Games and the increased participation of the sport in the UK.
In bringing the evening to a close Professor Robert Allison, Vice-Chancellor of Loughborough University said:
“What this evening proves to me, more than anything else, is that sport is part of our DNA at Loughborough. It is what we are known for and it is what makes this University special. It is one of the things that make me proud to be Vice-Chancellor, and I hope that it makes all of you proud too.”
More details and pictures from the Loughborough Sporting Club annual dinner can be found on the Loughborough Sport website.