Wayne Barnes Concrete Soc Spring Lunch

Less than five months after refereeing the tense rugby world final between New Zealand and South Africa (11-12), referee Wayne Barnes took stage as the guest speaker at the 2024 The Concrete Society Wales Region Spring Lunch (Marriott Hotel, Cardiff).  The sports-loving audience heard stories of the rugby career of one of the all-time great… Read More

Richie McCaw The Events Room

Richie McCaw ONZ is a rugby union legend.  He played for New Zealand in 148 test matches, captaining the side 110 times and leading the All Blacks to World Cup success in 2011 and 2015.  He won the World Rugby Player of the Year award three times and was awarded World Rugby Player of the… Read More

Martin Johnson Lewis Moody Concrete Spoon 2022

There are only a handful of Northern Hemisphere rugby players who have won the rugby union world cup and two of them, captain Martin Johnson and Lewis Moody, sat on stage at the 2022 Concrete Spoon.  The Concrete Spoon is organised by the Wales Concrete Society, raising funds for the Wooden Spoon Wales and was… Read More

Jason Leonard Simon Shaw Wooden Spoon

It was great to be back at the 2021 Concrete Spoon, the Autumn rugby lunch organised by the Concrete Society and held in conjunction with the Wooden Spoon.  Once again Jo Davies and I were the event photographers at a new venue at Cardiff Arms Park in the centre of the city.  This year’s guests… Read More

Wales Grand Slam 2019 The Events Room

In 2019, Wales secured their twelfth rugby Five/Six Nations Grand Slam.  It is a monumental achievement by a small and rugby-loving country.  I was fortunate enough to be in the ground with my Dad to see Wales beat Ireland in the final game in Cardiff; a day I will never forget.  To celebrate the Grand… Read More