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London's November event is held at the stunning riverside offices of Ernst & Young. Martin Corry, Tom Kingsley and SOS Kit Aid will be talking to us during the evening. The venue for this event is quite breathtaking and coupled with our great line up of speakers - and senior business attendees, this will be another great RBN event.

Martin Corry

Martin Corry MBE is a retired English rugby union footballer who played at number eight, blindside flanker or lock for Bristol Rugby and Leicester Tigers and represented England and the British and Irish Lions.

During his career he has worked his way up the full representative ladder, representing England at Schools, Students, U21 and A level and made his England debut against Argentina on the 1997.

Because of his ability to play either at lock, blindside or number 8, he was often used as an impact substitute.

In 2001 he was called up to the British and Irish Lions side after the tour had started, due to injuries within the squad, and immediately impressed the Lions coach.

He confirmed his selection for Clive Woodward’s Rugby World Cup squad in a highly competitive back row area with a strong late run in England’s warm-up matches: he performed well in the 43–9 defeat of Wales at the Millennium Stadium in late Summer of 2003 and then again in the September defeat of France at Twickenham. He was part of England's 2003 World Cup-winning squad. During the 2003 Rugby World Cup, Corry flew home from Australia for the birth of his first child, daughter Eve. He rejoined the squad days later, and played in England's victory over Uruguay.

In 2005, he was named as England Captain for the Six Nations match against Italy and Scotland. In the summer he was selected for his second Lions tour, this time to New Zealand, and was made vice-captain for the first test. He was again selected as England's captain for the 2005 autumn internationals and 2006 Six Nations tournament. In 2007, Corry formed part of the Ashton's Rugby World Cup squad in which England progressed to the Final.

In November 2009 Corry announced his involvement in RuckingBall.com, an online community for the development of school-boy rugby, coaches and parents.

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Tom Kingsley

Tom leads EY's Sports Industry Group in the UK and has worked on strategic engagements across the sport industry with teams, governing bodies, leagues and sponsors.
He was also EY's global program leader on both its partnership with Rugby World Cup in 2015 and with Ryder Cup 2014.
Tom is a senior marketing, communications, business development and strategy professional with 22 years’ experience, with half of that time having been in leadership roles within blue-chip professional services organisations. He is a trusted adviser to senior leaders and has a strongly commercial approach to understanding customer needs and a proven track record of success.

Tom Kingsley


SOS Kit Aid

SOS Kit Aid was founded by rugby dad, John Broadfoot, during a visit to Romania. The sight of a smiling eight-year-old boy running with the ball under one arm whilst he used the other to hold up his shorts made him want to do something about it.

He knew that his sons had several pairs of boots and shirts lying around at home. So to test out the potential, John collected kit from ten schools to see how much was available on a wider scale. The test was an outstanding success both in terms of quantity and quality of kit, which resulted in the International Rugby Board (now called World Rugby) endorsing and funding the expansion to over 1,000 schools and clubs.

With the support of the World Rugby, kit has been donated by schools, clubs and kit manufacturers across the UK, with an estimated value of over £5million delivered to date. Over 200,000 youngsters in 27 developing countries in Eastern Europe, Africa, South America and the South Seas have received quality used and new kit, and there are a further 59 countries on the waiting list.

The key idea of John’s initiative is to give young people the opportunity to play and enjoy sport, whilst also making use of kit that would otherwise become environmentally damaging waste. The programme has saved over 1000 tonnes of environmentally damaging CO2 emissions to date.

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