Join us and celebrate the launch of GlobalWelsh Tokyo...
If you're in Tokyo during the Rugby World Cup, come and join us to celebrate the launch of GlobalWelsh Tokyo, GlobalWelsh's latest City Hub. We've got a cracking evening lined up for you with some very special guests…
Where? Wales Dome, Shinjuku, Tokyo
When? Wednesday September 25th, 6-8pm
An intimate evening to celebrate the launch of GlobalWelsh Tokyo and Welsh success and ambition in all it's forms...
- Find out more about our mission to strengthen links between Wales, Japan... and the world
- Hear from some of Wales' most innovative and ambitious businesses
- An interactive Q&A with special guests WRU legend Ryan Jones, CEO (and our Chairman) Martyn Phillips and incoming head coach, Wayne Pivac
A little more about our speakers (as if you don’t know already…!)
Ryan Jones, former Welsh captain
Ryan Jones is the most capped Welsh captain in rugby union history, he began his career at Newport RFC in 1999 he has gone on to be part of the Celtic cup winning Ospreys’ side. Born in Newport, Wales, Ryan Jones has played for a number of well-known Welsh sides and continues to work as a sports speaker at local and club events across the Nation; as well as playing for Welsh sides Newport and Bridgend Jones has also played for the now disbanded Celtic Warriors and finally joined the Osprey’s in 2004. Whilst at the Osprey’s the team won both the Celtic League in 2004–05 and its replacement, the Magners League in 2006–07 at which point Ryan Jones was made captain. Ryan Jones continues to work as a rugby speaker for the Ospreys, his captaincy and the team’s success during his tenure helping to make him a very popular after dinner speaker for all Osprey fans. (Source: Why Sports)
Wayne Pivac, incoming Wales Head Coach
Similarly to Warren Gatland, Wayne Pivac also hails from New Zealand – continuing the Welsh-Kiwi link in the coaching role. Previous Kiwi coaches include Graham Henry and Steve Hansen. Glasgow and Crusaders coaches Dave Rennie and Scott Robertson were also linked with the role before Pivac was announced.
This announcement marks his return to coaching at the international level after his stint with the Fijian national team from 2004 to 2007. Since then Pivac returned home to coach at the provincial level with Auckland. He remained there until 2014 where he secured an assistant role with the Scarlets. Simon Easterby was set to become the head-coach but before the season started the Ireland international took a forwards coach role with the national team. As a result, Pivac became the head coach.
It has been an illustrious few years with the team, culminating with a Pro12 title in 2017. In 2018 the Scarlets lost in the PRO14 final to Leinster, and also made the Champions Cup semi-finals, where again, they lost to Leinster. (Source: Rugby World)
Martyn Philips, GlobalWelsh Chairman & WRU CEO
Martyn Phillips is WRU Group Chief Executive, Board Director, Welsh Rugby Union Limited, Board Director, Millennium Stadium plc as well as a chairman of GlobalWelsh. He is a member of the Six Nations Council, a director of the British Lions Designated Activity Company and Celtic Rugby Designated Activity Company.
He was formerly CEO of B&Q and a non-executive director of Hydrogen Group plc. In 2013 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Southampton Solent University for services to business. He was educated at Fishguard Grammar School and UWIC in Cardiff, before studying at both Oxford Brookes College and then Templeton College, Oxford. A true Rugby boy, whilst at school Martyn won international caps at U15 level and was a member of the Welsh Schools U18 squad.
Don't miss it! Register* for a ticket by Friday 13th September...
*Tickets to this event are limited. Successful ticket holders will be notified via email after the 13th September. One ticket per registration.
Can't make it to the Cwtch?
Fear not, we're hosting some smaller flyby events too! No ticket needed, just drop in, have a beer, and catch up with fellow GlobalWelshies. Pencil us in for...
- GlobalWelsh Flyby in Oita on Tuesday 8th October - evening before the Wales v Fiji match (venue and time TBC)
- GlobalWelsh Flyby in Kumamoto on Sunday 13th October (the day of the Wales v. Uruguay match) - 12-2pm - Irish Pub Celts
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