Last Updated on December 26, 2021
A Sporting Calendar for 2022
Gentle readers do you love sport? I come from a family of sportsmen and women. My mother was a national level swimmer and county hockey player, my father ran against Sir Roger Bannister and also played rugby. My grandfather was not only a director of Manchester United but also their doctor. And, in his youth, he played for Partick Thistle. Both my brothers were sporty. But, bucking the family trend, I was resolutely NOT, taking refuge in piano and violin lessons carefully timed to coincide with PE (or double maths) when I was at school. That said, I have inherited their love of live sporting events and have genuinely missed trips to Twickenham, Ascot, Wimbledon and Wembley. Next year, in 2022, I’m planning to find a way to be there – at events like the Six Nations rugby starting in February 2022, Cheltenham in March, Ascot and Polo in the Park in June, Wimbledon in July and the British Grand Prix in August.
Over the last couple of years, I’ve avoided most sporting events. I did make it to Wimbledon in 2021 but the last live Rugby match for me was England vs Ireland at Twickenham in August 2019. That means whatever I do next will be a special occasion – and I figure that the money I’ve saved by not going out so much over the last couple of years can help make whatever event I pick both extra-special and potentially safer. A hospitality package is a bit of an indulgence, but one that also means I won’t have to queue with the crowds at the bar or fight for a sandwich.
The Twickenham fixtures for Six Nations are 26th February and 12th March 2022 for England vs Wales and England vs Ireland respectively. And, there’s the option of hospitality from Keith Prowse on each date, with hospitality packages from £749. That includes access to a private space, more food and drink than you could possibly manage, an open bar, your seat for the match and access 3.5 hours before kickoff and for 2 hours after the final whistle. So, you can avoid the crowds both getting to and from the match and at the stadium.
Cheltenham has a range of dining options, including Chez Roux where you’ll be treated to canapés, a four-course menu and afternoon tea while you watch the racing from a private balcony for hospitality guests.
In 2022, there will be no public ballot for Wimbledon, so if you are a tennis lover you may want to book your hospitality package now (it includes a centre court or court number 1 ticket!). Not only will you have unlimited food and drink all day, but you’ll be sure of a good seat for the tennis. and a comfortable space to escape if you want to take a break. It beats the queue any day in my book!
If you’ve never experienced the comfort and luxury of enjoying your favourite sporting experience with a hospitality package, why not make 2022 the year to do it.