Wednesday morning, saw the latest Gloucester Rugby Business Breakfast take place at Kingsholm and saw record numbers attend the event.
Over 130 businesses gathered to hear all about the Rugby World Cup from Events coordinator Adam Balding. Adam played for the Cherry & Whites and experienced a superb career at the top of the game, and has now moved over to the business world to promote and coordinate the world cup in Gloucestershire.
Tayabali Tomlin were announced as new Events Partner to the club for 2014/2015 and Senior Partner Aynsley Damery addressed the room with a brief overview of how they got involved and work in partnership to support local businesses.
Helen Lennard, Marketing Manager for Events' Partner Tayabali Tomlin, had the following to say;
"We thought the first official Tayabali Tomlin and Gloucester Rugby Business Breakfast was fantastic! There was an excellent turn-out representing a diverse mix of local companies, and it was great making so many new acquaintances. We really look forward to the next Business Breakfast on Wednesday 6 August."
Thank you to all those that attended and we look forward to welcoming you to the next event on Wednesday 6th August when Stephen Vaughan, CEO of Gloucester Rugby will give a brief overview of the season going forward.
Jonny May's superb late score capped a thrilling 40-32 European play-off win over Connacht on Sunday. The winger spoke afterwards of his team's character and spirit as he looked ahead to one more week of rugby.
Speaking to GRTV this afternoon, Director of Rugby David Humphreys hailed the 'never say die' attitude of the team, after despite not being at their best, fighting back to take a 40-32 win after extra time over Connacht.
Jonny May continues on the wing on Sunday as Connacht come to town, and the England wing explains to the local media this week that he is delighted with his form and is looking forward to taking on Pat Lam's men.
Speaking to the local media this week, front rower John Afoa is familiar with the challenge of Connacht from his time in Belfast, and the World Cup winner is fully aware of the challenge they pose ahead of Sunday's meeting in the Champions Cup play off
Speaking ahead of Gloucester's European Rugby Champions play-off against Connacht on Sunday (Kingsholm, 3:30pm), Director of Rugby David Humphreys admitted that he's glad to have more players available than in recent weeks ahead of a tough fixture.
Nick Wood captained the Cherry and Whites on Saturday afternoon, and the experienced front rower expressed his pride in the young squad in defeat to Bath on the final day of the Aviva Premiership season.
Lewis Ludlow scored Gloucester's opening try in the 30-50 defeat at Bath on Saturday, part of an impressive performance by the young back row forward. Speaking after the game, he paid tribute to the young Gloucester side who went toe to toe with the Aviva Premiership semi-finalists.
Speaking to the local media after the game, Director of Rugby David Humphreys gave an honest assessment of the game, and expressed his pride in the way his young charges had performed against the title-chasing hosts.
Speaking to the local media this week, Gloucester Rugby scrum half Callum Braley is excited by the challenge of the West Country Derby, and the ex-Bristol man reveals the squad will be giving their all.
At the recent London Irish game, personnel from the Imjin Barracks in Innsworth, including Gurkhas, were present, holding a collection to raise funds for ShelterBox to aid relief from the recent Nepal Earthquake Appeal.
It was a thriller at Kingsholm on Sunday afternoon, as Gloucester snatched victory from the jaws of defeat, leveling the scores in the final minute before triumphing in extra time over a spirited Connacht side.