On Friday the 25th of September, Trivett hosted the SUFC World Cup Lunch at Doltone House in Pyrmont.
Despite some questionable weather, a jovial afternoon was enjoyed by all who attended the lunch. Hosted by sports personality Peter FitzSimons AM, the afternoon contained its fair share of esteemed guests including the Chancellor of Sydney University, Belinda Hutchinson.
An entertaining and intriguing Q and A was one of the many highlights of the afternoon, as a panel including the 2015 Super Rugby Champions Coach and former All Black Jamie Joseph, ex-Wallaby World Cup winning second rower David Giffin and Cricket Australia’s High Performance Manager (who just happens to have chalked up 20 tests for the Wallabies as well) Pat Howard took to an array of questions. Joseph discussed how the culture he had tried to instil in his Otago team hadn’t been an easy journey, yet the most rewarding of his life.
Giffin focussed on keeping the crowd entertained with some quick one-liners and witty comebacks to the ever-waiting FitzSimons, looking back on some fond memories during his time, he discussed what it was like to win a cup and mentioned that the Wallabies have a real chance in 2015.
Howard reflected on his role in Cricket Australia and related it frequently to a rugby career: an emotional rollercoaster. He touched base on the recent Ashes demise and discussed how the cricket boys and rugby boys were very similar in the way they coped with loss, professional until the death.
After a fantastic meal, comedian Paul Martell took the stage by charge and left the audience in absolute tears. His impersonations were unbelievably outstanding and even though his auctioneering skills could do with a polish we hope to see again Paul in the not too distant future!
A massive thank you must go to our lunch sponsors Trivett and DHL and club Major Sponsor Buildcorp for a brilliant day. We hope to be celebrating a 2015 World Cup win by the Wallabies in our 2016 edition of the Trivett SUFC Lunch!
Save the date details for 2016 to follow shortly.