Andrew Mehrtens Michael Lynagh Concrete Spoon 2023

I have had the great honour of photographing the annual dinner for The Concrete Society Wales Region since 2015.  Every year, the dinner raises funds for the amazing Wooden Spoon charity leading to the dinner being known as ‘Concrete Spoon’.  The event is always hosted by Sean Holley, who has a masterly skill of encouraging… 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

Concrete Society Spring Lunch 2022

The Concrete Society (Wales Region) Spring Lunch 2022 was held in the Cardiff Marriott on 18th March, the day before the Six Nations Super Saturday.  Returning for the first time since 2020 due to the Covid pandemic, the lunch brings together the Welsh concrete business community.  This year, the lunch was compèred by the wonderful… 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

British and Irish Lions 1997 Wooden Spoon

In 1997, the British and Irish Lions toured South Africa, the first after the end of apartheid.  The team was coached by Ian McGeechan and captained by England legend Martin Johnson. The Springboks had won the 1995 Rugby Union World Cup and, as with all Lions tours, there was great excitement and anticipation.  The Lions… Read More

Shane Williams Wooden Spoon

As a photographer I get the opportunity to meet some incredible people and many of my sporting heroes.  However, as I was sitting drinking coffee in Shane Williams’ kitchen, I had to pinch myself.  I was there to photograph Shane as part of the promotion for the Wooden Spoon’s ‘Rugby With Altitude‘, where a group… Read More

Nigel Owens Concrete Soc Spring Lunch

Guests at the Concrete Society Wales Region’s Spring lunch were entertained by stories from the world of rugby by international referee Nigel Owens.  The event was held at the Sophia Gardens cricket ground in Cardiff with raffles and auctions raising money for Wooden Spoon Wales.  The wonderful compere was Welsh new television presenter Claire Summers. … Read More

Wales 8s Wooden Spoon

The Concrete Society Autumn lunch, held in conjunction with Wooden Spoon Wales, is one of my favourite events of the calendar year.  Jo and I have been fortunate enough to be the event photographer since 2014.  The lunch is held at the Sophia Gardens cricket stadium in Cardiff and brings together some of the most… Read More

Wales 1987 Wooden Spoon

The Concrete Society and the Wooden Spoon held a fantastic rugby lunch at the Sophia Gardens Cricket Stadium in Cardiff (October 2015) to celebrate Wales’ third place in the 1987 Rugby World Cup.  Players Bleddyn Bowen, Adrian Hadley, Bon Norster, Paul Thorburn, Glenn Webb were joined by Team Manager Clive Rowlands. Related blog:  Photographing My… Read More