Preview to Japan Rugby World Cup

All Things Management hosted an exclusive insight into the Japan Rugby World Cup on Saturday 13th July. The event marked the company’s fourth sporting event and took place in an exclusive marquee at Old Northamptonians Rugby Football Club. It was most certainly an event that won’t be forgotten in a hurry.

The evening itself was hosted by the legendary Irish sporting presenter, Colin Murray, who had the audience in fits of laughter throughout the evening.

Ex-England stars Neil Back MBE, Martin Corry MBE and Steve Thompson MBE joined Colin on the stage to share their views, opinions and many funny stories from their time representing England.

The evening started with Sponsors and VIP’s being welcomed by a champagne reception, having the opportunity to network and have photographs with the panel.

The event supported local charity KidsAid; a Northampton based charity who support children and young adults to help them overcome tragic events. A sporting memorabilia auction took place during the evening which raised money for the charity.

A themed Japanese menu complemented the evening; a sharing platter to start, including; oriental crackers with sweet chilli dip, vegetable spring rolls and pork and vegetable goyoza. Katsu curry was served for main, accompanied with fried greens and sticky rice. Lastly for pudding was yuzu and lemon tart with ice cream.

The timing and location of the event seemed ideal as the evening previous was huge in the history of the Old Northamptonians Sports Association as the club celebrated their 100 year centenary.

Friday 12th July marked, to the day, the very special 100 year anniversary of the formation of the ONs by the then headmaster of the Northampton Town and County School on Billing Road, which is now Northampton School for Boys, Edward Reynolds.

Chief executive of the ONs, Eddie Slinn boasted: “Now, 100 years on from its formation, the ONs is a flourishing sports club that is now fully inclusive and open to all.

“More than 2,000 regular users now enjoy the wonderful facilities at the club, and the sports of rugby, football and cricket run teams from under six right through to senior sides.”

With the recent success of both Womens and Mens England England football teams, England Cricket team winning the World Cup for the first time and the impending Rugby World Cup, the popularity of these sports are only set to increase.

Colin Murray explained: “On this sacred ground in Northampton, sport has been thriving for 100 years. This is what we have been celebrating and I am proud to be just a small part of that.

“Everyone is letting go tonight, no ties and a preview to the Rugby World Cup 2019. The England Legends will be telling us who they think will win the World Cup before it even happens.”

Colin asked the panel a series of questions throughout the evening, starting with their first memory of playing for England, to their fondest memory as a player and the panel later shared their starting line-up and World Cup predictions.

Mark Lee of Northampton School for Boys said, “It was great to hear real stories from the panel, an excellent evening had by all. The panel and Colin were fantastic. The All Things Management team most certainly know how to throw a sporting bash!” Keep your eyes peeled for our next sporting event, coming soon!

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