BMCC's 13th Annual Charity Rugby Dinner - Now Open for Bookings!
And this time is all about the Lions. With the British & Irish Lions 2017 Tour in New Zealand, the BMCC's Annual Charity Rugby Dinner returns for the 13th consecutive year in celebration of a rugby touring tradition that dates back to 1888.
Fergus Slattery, the former Irish rugby union player earning 61 caps, 18 as captain, and scored 3 tries. He was captain of the most successful Irish touring side ever in 1979 which won 7 of the 8 matches in Australia. Slattery was also a member of the Irish Triple Crown-winning team in 1982 and was inducted into the International Rugby Hall of Fame in 2007. Slattery toured New Zealand with the British & Irish Lions in 1971 and again in 1974, playing in all four Tests and captaining the side for two provincial matches.
Peter Winterbottom, England’s openside flanker from 1982 to 1993, held the country’s most-capped openside (with 58 caps) till 2003. Known for his work rate, durability, hard tackling and courage, he was the second England player to reach 50 caps, after Rory Underwood, and was inducted onto the Twickenham "Wall of Fame" in November 2005. He was selected on two British and Irish Lions tours in 1983 and 1993, both to New Zealand, where he impressed the locals with his fine play, albeit on losing sides. He was the second England player to reach 50 caps, after Rory Underwood, and was inducted onto the Twickenham "Wall of Fame" in November 2005.
Justin Marshall, the New Zealand All Black’s 54th Test Captain, making 81 appearances between 1995 and 2005 (61 wins, 1 draw, 19 defeats) and scoring a record 24 test tries, a tally that more than doubles the next best for an All Blacks scrum half. He is now a Sky Sports commentator in New Zealand for most All Blacks games and other provincial level matches.
The Alice Smith School Chamber Brunch
The Alice Smith School's Chamber Brunch was held this morning at the Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, with over 100 attendees present. Revolving on the theme "Our Journey Through Time," renowned Alice Smith alumni Martin Gilbert (Co-founder and CEO of Aberdeen Asset Management PLC) and Mark Lankester (CEO Real Estate and Partnerships, Tune Hotels Group) returned to share their memories and experiences from students to leaders of industry.
Andrew Sill, Managing Director, Country Head of Commercial Banking of HSBC Bank Malaysia and BMCC Chairman along with Roger Schultz, Head of Alice Smith School moderated the forum.