The NZIOB Charitable Trust held a fabulous rugby themed fundraising event in Wellington. The date of the event was Friday the 30th of June 2017, which was the day before the British and Irish Lions play the All Blacks at Westpac Stadium.
The guest speaker for the event was All Blacks legend, Sean Fitzpatrick MNZM, who famously claimed that he “won the World Cup and went back to work as a Builder”. Sean Fitzpatrick was the perfect speaker to talk rugby to a room full of construction industry practitioners.
For those needing a refresher on Sean’ Fitzpatrick’s rugby biography; he made his debut for New Zealand in the ‘Baby Blacks’ side of 1986, and went on to start in the front row for the victorious 1987 Rugby World Cup squad. In 1992 he was named as All Blacks captain, a position he held until announcing his retirement from Test rugby in 1999. Sean played 93 Tests for the All Blacks, with 51 of them as Captain. He also has the distinction of being the Captain of the first All Blacks team to win a Test series in South Africa. Test series in South Africa.
The NZIOB Charitable Trust is registered on the Charities Register (registration number CC32376), first registered in June 2008, being a re-registration of the earlier NZIOB Charitable Trust founded in 1985 (required with legislation changes).