Collas Crill has teamed up with the Guernsey branch of rugby charity Wooden Spoon to launch a weekend celebrating rugby in September.
More than 30 Wasps Legends – retired players from the Premiership League side the London Wasps – will travel to Guernsey for a weekend of events that will culminate in a display match against a team of Guernsey’s own rugby legends that will form part of a free family day at KGV.
The weekend kicks off with a charity dinner in memory of long-standing Collas Crill partner Richard Ogier, who died earlier this year. This ticketed event will see the Wasps Legends host tables at the Duke of Richmond Hotel on Friday 5 September in aid of local charities.
The Richard Ogier Memorial Dinner will be a celebration of rugby and the friendships formed around it, and a chance to hear legends like Kenny Logan, Simon Shaw and Roger Uttley recall rugby stories from their professional careers.
Collas Crill partner and head of Property Jason Green said: “Richard’s death was a sad loss to Collas Crill and to the Guernsey community.
“Over the years Richard had contributed so greatly to the success of the firm and his expertise in the field of property matters was hugely appreciated by clients and staff alike. He had a very practical way of dealing with things which clients found very refreshing.
“Richard was a great rugby fan and player – indeed he was part of the winning 1988 Siam Cup side. Our intention in sponsoring this event is to celebrate the positive connections, long term friendships and benefits formed in team sport, which Richard loved so much.”
Saturday 6 September will begin with a morning of rugby coaching at KGV including an Introduction to Rugby, in which island school children will be invited to try tag or contact rugby with coaching by Steve Melbourne, Guernsey Sports Commission and Roger Uttley, ex British Lions and England coach. There will also be a Guernsey Rugby Academy Tournament and a Colts game.
At 2.30pm the Wasps Legends will play a Guernsey Invitational Side, which will include a number of Guernsey’s own ‘legends’ including Siam players.
“This match, which will be free to watch, will conclude what we hope will be a fun family event for many in Guernsey who are rugby players and supporters,” said Jason Green.
To reserve a table of 10 (£750) at the Richard Ogier Memorial Dinner visit www.collascrill.com/ events or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the events look for regular updates on www.collascrill.com and www.twitter.com/collascrill