Paul Hardy, Competition and Events Director at the IAAF

The team at TSC have combined technically excellent legal advice with an in-depth understanding of sport and the issues facing major international events. Their experience, commitment and practical approach has been a real asset in our recent project concerning a number of the IAAF’s 2020 events.

Rugby League World Cup 2021

Jon Dutton Bid Director and CEO

The Sports Consultancy offered an outstanding service in supporting the Rugby League World Cup 2021 bid. Working to a very challenging deadline they hosted an initial workshop that helped determine key messages for the bid along with shaping the detail that was required by the International Federation. Gaining a deep understanding the needs of the RFL and public stakeholders ensured a compelling and high quality bid was submitted in time.

Ryder Cup Europe

David MacLaren Director

Over two Ryder Cup bidding cycles, you have delivered two incredibly good bids, faced on both occasions with a complex set of circumstances and stakeholders, which were a huge tribute to the sheer quality of your work and perseverance and attention that your agency consistently delivers. Yet again, your professionalism and quality stood out a mile during this bidding process.

Women’s Tennis Association

Stacey Allaster ex-Chairman and CEO

We are hugely appreciative of The Sports Consultancy for their work in supporting us in what has been our first global tender for one of our major events. I believe the result speaks for itself. Throughout the bid process The Sports Consultancy has demonstrated a highly professional approach, helping us identify the value using their deep experience of working with host cities on strategy, bidding and delivery of major events. They communicate this value through a process which can only be described as best in class and then applying their commercial and legal skills to a seamless conclusion

Volvo Ocean Race (until mid 2016)

Knut Frostad CEO

We have worked with The Sports Consultancy for 10 years to provide our commercial consultancy across the business. By combining commercial consultancy with legal, they offer us relevant, practical and very cost-effective expertise. I think the model they are providing offers really significant advantages to rights holders like us.

Oman Sail

David Graham CEO

The Sports Consultancy have fully delivered on their promise of sport sector specific expertise backed by the highest standards of professional services consultancy. More importantly for us has been their highly practical and action orientated approach to developing our sports tourism strategy drawing in elements of international best practice but most importantly tailoring their strategy and implementation to our local circumstances in Oman. Their wide ranging expertise and experience of all aspects of the sports sector based on their work with the world’s leading sports events, investors and cities mean that our sports strategy is now underpinned by market leading insight. I could not recommend working with The Sports Consultancy more highly.

European Professional Club Rugby

Carsten Couchouron Marketing & Commercial Director

The Sports Consultancy have an exceptional breadth of knowledge within rugby and this, coupled with their top class legal backgrounds, has proven to be of significant value and is reflected in the quality of hosts and hosting agreements that they have helped us to secure.

World Rugby

Linda Hoey RWC Host Union Services Manager

The Sports Consultancy provided World Rugby with advice and support on the RWC 2023 Host Selection Process. During the final stages of the project, their in-house designer designed the RWC 2023 Host Selection Process Evaluation Report. The report was aimed at key global stakeholders including the sports media, hence there was significant pressure to ensure it represented the professional and dynamic nature of the RWC but was also 100% accurate. The TSC team worked closely with the RWC team to ensure they understood our requirements. The end result was perfect, a beautifully crafted report, which balanced narrative and imagery with a clear and natural flow. The design work was exemplary but it was also very reassuring to have the in-house design team working on this project, due to the sensitive and complex nature of the project.

Oakwell Capital

Gordon Hamilton-Fairley

The in-house designer and the team from The Sports Consultancy were brilliant. Their creative ability coupled with their diligence and professionalism means that we will continue to use them whenever we can.

European Professional Club Rugby

Carsten Couchouron Marketing & Commercial Director

TSCLegal's lawyers have an exceptional breadth of knowledge within rugby and this, coupled with their top class legal backgrounds, has proven to be of significant value and is reflected in the quality of hosts and hosting agreements that they have helped us to secure.

IAAF World Championships & World ParaAthletics Championships, London 2017

David Demolder Executive Director

Thank you so much for all the work your team did to support our commercial plan and for undertaking the difficult task of attracting sponsors. You managed to exceed the IPC target which was brilliant. Well done too for the sales on the IAAF side, made in what must have been the most constrained environment your team has ever experienced.

The Volvo Ocean Race

Antonio Bolaños Managing Director

The legal team at TSC offer a unique combination of world class legal skills and the ability to assist us in robust commercial negotiations with sponsors, hosts, promoters, broadcasters, suppliers, teams and other event stakeholders around the world. Their pragmatic approach to complex legal issues and their excellent understanding of our business have been invaluable to us over the last eleven years.

Legal 500 2018

Sports Law

The 'very helpful, knowledgeable' practice at TSC Legal is ‘grounded and reliable'; it acts for governing bodies, commercial partners and event organisers across a variety of sports.

AG Barr Soft Drinks

Iain Telford Sponsorship Activation Manager

We have used TSC on many occasions in the past on various types of sponsorship including Strathmore Water involvement of London 2017 World Athletics Championships. Working with the Rights Marketing team was an absolute pleasure from start to finish. They work in a very swift and diligent manner presenting multiple options to suit all budgets and needs. The team are thorough professionals and I would not hesitate to work with them again on future projects. TSC are very conscientious and thorough in their work with excellent attention to detail. On top of being very enjoyable to work with, they are dedicated and passionate about what they do.