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Next Thames Valley event is on Thursday 19 September, 7.00 pm at Reading Rugby Club.
Special guest is Bob Casey, ex London Irish and Ireland lock, now Senior Business Development Manager with recycling company Powerday
This will be the fourth event this year for Rugby Business Network in the Thames Valley. We’ve already heard from former England captain Phil De Glanville, Premiership Referee Ash Rowden and the RFU’s Steve Grainger. For the September gathering we are pleased to welcome one of Thames Valley rugby’s ‘adopted sons’.
Bob Casey is originally from Co Kildare and was educated at Blackrock College, a Dublin secondary school renowned for producing international rugby players. Bob joined Leinster in 1999 and played three seasons before moving to London Irish in July 2002. He represented Ireland at Schools, U19, U21, Ireland 'A' and U25 levels and made his senior debut against Australia in 1999. Bob has six caps for Ireland and also captained Ireland A in the 2008 Churchill Cup. After ten years of top level rugby with London Irish, he retired at the end of the 2011/12 rugby season. He has now clocked up a year in his new career with a leading recycling business.
Bob will be talking about his rugby career, his decision to move into business and the transition he has made. We will also be treated to some fascinating insights into the world of a professional rugby player and a renowned lineout expert.
This latest event for Rugby Business Network in the Thames Valley will follow a well-established format, with plenty of opportunity for networking in an organised but informal structure. Previous attendees are reporting back that they’ve had an enjoyable evening and made useful connections for new business, job opportunities and alternative suppliers. It can work for you whether you are a one-person business or a corporate executive with a multinational; all are welcome and there’s no hierarchy.
If you’ve been along before, it would be great to see you at the September meeting – and why not bring along a few colleagues? If you haven’t attended before, do give it a try – you won’t be disappointed. It is FREE to attend but please book in advance.