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Sporting Saturday 2022


What a day! What an event!

Sporting Saturday has come and gone and what a spectacle it was. In correlation with our seventh birthday, we provided our amazing and loyal supporters with many guest speakers, twists, and turns and even a few surprises sprinkled in for good measure.

We were so happy to welcome everyone back under one roof, mingling with old friends and making some new ones along the way. Supporters ranging from the Lions 2013 tour all the way up to our most recent trip to South Africa and so many in between, it was great to have everyone back at the stunning Raddison Blu in Cardiff.

We were honoured to use this event to help raise money for Head for Change, the Royal British Legion and Noah’s Ark, and we could not have done that without our MSG family that came down on Saturday.

Highlights of the day

Everyone was intrigued when they walked into our event and heard the unmistakable sound of Wattbikes. That intrigue was answered when they walked into one of the rooms to see the semi-professional cycling team Rowe & King riding a distance equivalent to London to Lyon ahead of our event with Head for Change next year. We also announced that for the trip, we will be joined by former Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas. Not bad, eh?

We were also joined by a small family-owned business, Rugby Distillery, who provided a wide range of their delicious gins to many of our brilliant supporters throughout the day.

Anyone that is knowledgeable of the personalities behind former Welsh rugby union players would not have been surprised when Rupert Moon took to the stage and had everyone in stitches with his hilarious stories as he spoke to many special guests, including two other former Welsh rugby union stars Lou Reed and Bradley Davies.

Another former player that joined Rupert on stage was Alix Popham, who came to talk about his charity Head for Change and the importance of what they do. He was then joined on stage by the cycling team (much less sweaty than before) who all received a round of applause from the audience for their efforts.

Introducing the stand-out surprise of the day, so much so that our MSG staff did not know about it: Wynne Evans, better known as the ‘Go Compare man.’ Appearing and bringing the house down with his unique humour, capping it off by leading the whole room in an opera rendition of Bread of Heaven. It was truly something to behold.

Thanks again to our loyal supporters over the years and we cannot wait to see you wherever our paths cross next.

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