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The British & Irish Lions – team building lessons for your business
Tue 16 May 2017, 19:00 – 21:00 BST
The next event of Reading Rugby Business Network is only weeks before the New Zealand tour by the famous British & Irish Lions. These tours are a unique challenge to players, team managers and coaches, as they only happen every four years and the squad is drawn from all four Home Nations. Within a few days, they have to be welded into a powerful force that can play seven strong provincial teams before facing the ultimate challenge, three Tests on the final weekends of the tour. This is a team building mission like no other!
We are excited to be using a new venue for us, the National Sports Centre at Bisham Abbey. At various times this has been home to men’s and women’s rugby squads right up to senior international level, as well as many other representative sports including hockey, tennis and football.
The evening will start with welcome and drinks, move into a Q & A session with our speaker guests and finish with networking. As an additional offer, if you register for the main event, you will also have the option of arriving early and getting a site tour of Bisham Abbey NSC: a look behind the scenes of this fantastic facility. Check in at 6.00pm for the tour, which will start promptly at 6.15.
Thereafter, our speakers are:
Tim Stimpson: Played fullback and gained 19 caps for England and toured with the 1997 Lions to South Africa. Impressive Premiership career with Newcastle Falcons and Leicester Tigers. Now runs a financial services business called Sporting Partnerships.
Thinus Delport: Another fullback, capped 18 times for the Springboks. Two stints with English Premiership sides, Gloucester Rugby and Worcester Warriors. Now using his skills as a Business Manager for Adjacency Recruitment and a Sky Sports pundit.