Monthly Archives: May 2022

Kyran Bracken – Event Host – Boxing Match

The Wickers Charity presented The Great Gatsby Boxing Match. Guests were invited to step back to the roaring ’20s for a night of thrilling amateur and ex-professional boxing, raising vital funds for The Wickers Charity. 

Hosted at the historic De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in London, Kyran Bracken was booked to host the event and call the auction.

www.wickers.org.uk

David Seaman – Fishing Republic Brand Ambassador

Exciting to announce that avid angler David Seaman has become a brand ambassador for Fishing Republic. It’s a perfect partnership.

For David, who lives on the river, alongside the continued pleasure that he gets from ice skating with his wife Frankie, golfing and coaching, fishing plays an important part in his life. It’s a great excuse to enjoy the outdoors and relax. But, how did it all start?

‘I remember going fishing with a couple of my dad’s friends who used to go match fishing on a Sunday. I remember I hadn’t a clue what I was doing. They gave me this rod and I was just holding it at the edge and all of a sudden, the float went under and I didn’t know what to do. I just pointed it at the fish, and it snapped. So that was my first experience of fishing.’

Not only is Fishing Republic teaming up with David, but he will also be representing Westlake; Westlake Fishing Gear For Sale | Fishing Republic

Westlake is a fishing brand exclusive to Fishing Republic. It’s primarily aimed at beginners, encouraging new people to join the sport. They specialise in making gear that is accessible to all, regardless of budget and experience.

www.fishingrepublic.co.uk

Miles MacLagan – South Africa – Tennis Coaching Series

Working with our longstanding partners in South Africa, we had the pleasure of booking and escorting Miles MacLagan to Pretoria for a tennis coaching camp that was part of the 2022 Africa Cares Tennis Challenge.

Miles, the former coach of Andy Murray and Laura Robson amongst other stars, as well as being a Davis Cup player, was selected to lead a two day coaching clinic that was run at the fantastic facilities at the University of Pretoria.

The two day coaching series focused on helping young tennis players (14 – 16) sharpen their talents and improve their tennis skills, and help SA coaches on how they can successfully navigate their coaching careers and cultivate their tennis coaching skills.

The Africa Cares Tennis Challenge will take place in December featuring names including; Venus Williams, Martina Hingis, Iga Swiatek, Simona Halep and Sloane Stephe.

Alongside the coaching sessions Miles undertook a raft of media interviews, and we managed a trip to watch a rugby clash between the Bulls & the Lions.

Paul Merson – Marshalls – Afterdinner Talk

GamePlan was approached to book Paul Merson to deliver an afterdinner talk for landscaping business Marshalls at their annual awards event on the 13th May

At this Cheshire function, Paul entertained guests with a 20minute after dinner talk before handing out the gongs to the mainly small business owners (contractors, builders, and landscapers) who were being awarded for their work.

A great night had by all.

Jay Jay Okocha – Manchester Dinner

GamePlan Solutions was briefed by event agency Legends7 to secure Bolton Wanderers and Nigeria legend Jay Jay Okocha for a dinner at Bolton Whites Hotel.

Jay Jay travelled in from Nigeria especially, for what was a highly anticipated event. He mixed with fans, posed for photos and after dinner took to the stage for what was a very entertaining and insightful Q&A.

Ben Cohen – Volunteer Expo Live

On Friday 5th May Ben Cohen went down very well as a guest speaker at Volunteer Expo Live at the Birmingham NEC.

Volunteer Expo Live is all about connecting communities and bringing together a cross section of society under one roof.

Broadcaster and Paralympian Ade Adepitan led Ben in a Q&A, speaking about how volunteers supported him as an up and coming rugby player, along with the invaluable role that volunteers play in his own charity, The StandUp Foundation.

Other speakers included, Olympic sailing champion and environmental advocate Hannah Mills and broadcaster/Crisis UK Ambassador Ayo Akinwolere.

Speakers – What’s On – Volunteer Expo