Sydney Sports Lunch

WHERE AND WHEN

Friday 1 June 2018

Hyatt Regency
161 Sussex St, Sydney

12pm: Networking and registrations
1pm – 3pm: Lunch

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$2,000 | Table of ten

$200 | Individual ticket

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Join our MC, James Bracey, special guest speakers and some of Australia's leading corporate organisations at the Restructuring Industry Sports Lunch, supporting Special Olympics Australia. 

MC

James Bracey, Host Nine Network NRL

James is the host of Nine’s National Rugby League coverage in 2018. Hailing from Gosford, NSW, his passion for rugby league developed while growing up on the hill at North Sydney Oval watching his beloved North Sydney Bears. Bracey graduated from the University of Newcastle in 2005 with a Bachelor of Communication (Journalism), after joining Sky News as a sports reporter and presenter in 2004. He stayed there almost 13 years, building an impeccable pedigree as a sports broadcaster. In 2008, he won the Swimming Australia Media Award for his coverage of swimming leading up to and during the Beijing Olympic Games. He then covered the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics and the Delhi Commonwealth Games for Foxtel. In 2012, Bracey covered the London Olympics for Foxtel and Sky News and co-hosted London Calling. His work on the Games was acknowledged in 2013 with a Logie Award for Most Outstanding Sports Coverage. As well as three Summer Olympics (Beijing, London, Rio), two Winter Olympics (Vancouver, Sochi), and a Commonwealth Games, Bracey also covered the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. In December 2016, he was announced as the host of Nine’s rugby league coverage, joining the famous Wide World of Sports team that includes Ray Warren, Peter Sterling, Phil Gould, Andrew Johns, Wally Lewis, Brad Fittler and Darren Lockyer.

GUEST SPEAKERS

Matt Shirvington, Olympic Sprinter & Fox Sports Presenter

Matt Shirvington is a well-known Australian athlete who represented Australia at Olympic, Commonwealth and World Championship levels.  An inspiration to young and upcoming athletes, Matt Shirvington shares his passion and dedication for his sport and now ‘fitness’ and well-being to corporates.   Matt Shirvington is one of Australia’s most prominent track and field athletes.  Matt dominated the 100m sprint for five consecutive years, accumulating an enviable medal tally along the way.   As an athlete, Shirvington competed in the 100m, 200m and 4 x 100m relay events, finding the most success in the 100m sprint. He competed in the 2000 Olympic Games, the Athletics World Championships from 1999 to 2007 and the Commonwealth Games in 1998 and 2006.   From 1998 Shirvington claimed 5 consecutive Australian national titles for the 100 m sprint event. In the 1998 Commonwealth Games, he broke an Australian record and finished fourth with a time of 10.03 seconds in the 100 m. This record stood until 2003 when Patrick Johnson achieved a time of 9.93 seconds. He also featured in two World Indoor Championships 60m finals.   Winner of five consecutive National Titles in the 100m and five top three finishes nationally in the 200m, Matt had to overcoming a series of injuries. Matt suffered from glandular fever in 2003. Recurring symptoms forced him to withdraw from the 2004 Olympics, however Matt returned to qualify for the 2005 World Championships and competed at the 2006 Commonwealth Games. An outstanding career in sport has led Matt to found Shirvington Fitness. Matt uses his knowledge and strength of fitness to provide motivational/ team building and Wellness sessions to the corporate world or to individual clubs and people. 

Casey Dumont, Matlidas Goalkeeper

The current Australian Matildas goalkeeper and Australian international association football player who plays for Australian W-League team Melbourne Victory.

 

 

 

Adrian Talbot, Gold Medalist, 2014 London Invictus Games & Clubs NSW Ambassador, 2018 Sydney Invictus Games

Mr Adrian Talbot enlisted in the Royal Marine Commandos in 2005. In Mar 2006 deployed to Afghanistan with 42 Cdo RM. whilst serving as a Commando Adrian completed MP training at Southwick Park, Portsmouth and was then sent to Royal Marine Barracks Stonehouse as an investigator. In 2009 Adrian was injured while training to become a close personal protection operative.  In 2009 Adrian was subsequently discharged after extensive surgeries and rehabilitation. Adrian is the current Executive Manager for the RSL Life Care Homes for Heroes program. A role he has held for two years. Member of the VCSNB (Veterans Centre Sydney Northern Beaches) Executive, member of the ESO Consultation forum for Veterans, and CCNB Mental health professional advisory.

The Homes for Heroes program provides support for former service members by providing a helping hand in a time of need. Homes for Heroes aim primarily to provide accommodation to former service members who have become Homeless, or have found themselves at risk of Homelessness. These individuals face injuries, both physical and psychological and often suffer further breakdowns in the family unit. The Homes for Heroes community stands to provide support and remind these individuals of their sense of belonging and providing them with the ability to get back on their feet.

Homes for Heroes has supported over 100 since its inception in 2014. Currently Homes for heroes is supported by RSL LifeCare and externally supported by RSL services association.

Adrian was given the opportunity of competing in Prince Harry’s 2014 London Invictus games and was successful in bringing home two Gold medals in Swimming. Adrian is honoured about the opportunity of being the Clubs NSW ambassador for the Sydney Invictus Games and athlete hopeful in 2018.

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