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World Champs Fundraising Event - Guest Speakers Evening

World Champs Fundraising Event - Guest Speakers Evening

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When:

  • Sat 19 Jul ’14, 6:00pm – 11:30pm

Where:

Mt Maunganui Surf Club, 21 Adams Ave, Mt Maunganui Show map

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $85.00
  • Group Ticket: $75.00

Last minute ticket rates.

$85 each - valid until 10pm Friday Night. Groups of 4 or more - $75 per ticket.

Get in quick! On a limited number of reduced seats available!

Mount Maunganui Surf Club World Champs Fundraising Event.

Guest speakers evening featuring our World Class Champions Colin Meads and Shaun Quincey. The evening will also include a complimentary beverage with each ticket purchased, a buffet dinner and an auction at the end of the night.

Tickets $100 each or $1000 for a table of 10.

Dress Code: Formal

The event will help to fundraise towards the Mount Maunganui Teams bid to take out the Club World Championships in France this September.

Sir Colin Meads
Meads played his first game for King Country team in 1955, at the age of 19. Scoring a try, and even a drop-goal (an unusual feat for a lock), Meads impressed in his debut match.

In 1955 Meads was selected for the New Zealand under 21 side which toured Ceylon (now Sri Lanka). He "played all eight matches, scored three tries and was recognised by the Rugby Almanack as one of the 1955 season's most promising players."[4] In 1956 Meads played in national trials and for the North Island, and in 1957 was selected for the tour of Australia. He played ten matches and made his test debut, playing both of the internationals against the Wallabies, scoring a try in the second. Although normally a lock, he played at flanker and number 8, and even wing[citation needed] (from where he scored a try), as the All Black team was strong on locks.

From 1957 until 1971 Meads was effectively an automatic All Black selection. The International Rugby Hall of Fame considers him to have been 'the most famous forward in world rugby throughout the 1960s'. His strength and high threshold for pain became legendary — best illustrated when in a game against Eastern Transvaal in South Africa, in which he emerged from a particularly vicious ruck with his arm dangling horribly, with an obvious fracture, yet completed the match. When the doctor cut away his shirt and confirmed the break, Meads muttered, "At least we won the bloody game."

Meads had the reputation of being "an enforcer" and was involved in some controversial incidents. In 1967, he was sent off by Irish referee Kevin D. Kelleher for dangerous play[citation needed] against Scotland at Murrayfield, and became only the second All Black suspended in a test match.

He captained the All Blacks a number of times - though never a regular captain, he holds the record[citation needed] of longest period of captaincy (not consecutive games), from the first date (1960) he was appointed captain to the last match he captained (1971).

Shaun Quincey
In 1977 Colin Quincey Shaun’s father became the first man to row Solo from New Zealand to Australia taking a grueling 63days and 7 hours. Until 2009 Colin was still the only man to successfully have crossed the Tasman Sea solo from New Zealand to Australia. In March 2010 Shaun stepped up to be the second man in history and first to row from Australia to New Zealand to conquer the Tasman Sea.

Shaun’s epic voyage took 2 years of planning and 54 Days of rowing in the world’s most dangerous ocean departing from Coffs Harbor and narrowly hitting the northern tip of ninety mile beach.

His voyage was filled with highs and lows, rolling his boat at least twice, breaking two sets of oars and coming close to running out of fresh water.

"Between the capsize and hitting the whale and everything, there were plenty of times when I thought I'm not going to get here" Quincey said.

For further event information please contact Kendall on kendall_elliott@hotmail.com

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