WMG2017 sport(s)

Golf and Lawn Bowls

WMG2017 competition goal

Break 100 on the golf course and win a few games with my bowls four.  But mostly to participate, enjoy and have fun with my great mates. 

Bryan WilliamsOne of the first names selected on any list of all-time great All Blacks, Bryan ‘BeeGee’ Williams is a name synonymous with New Zealand’s national game.   Bryan was thrust into the international spotlight as a 19 year-old try scoring phenomenon on the All Black tour to South Africa in 1970 and his name has remained top of mind locally, nationally and internationally as a player, coach and administrator ever since.

A long-time supporter of all things rugby from grass roots up, including a two-year term as President of the NZRU during 2011 Rugby World Cup, Bryan believes World Masters Games 2017 will be one of the biggest sports festivals New Zealand has ever seen.  “I particularly like the participation focus and amateur principles where people are competing simply for the love of sport.”   Bryan also sees the Games as a big deal for Auckland and New Zealand.  “We get the chance to introduce new revenue into our economy, focus on our tourism industry and what a beautiful country we live in and, of course, demonstrate our prowess as a sporting nation.”

Bryan has been the ‘face’ of World Masters Games 2017 volunteer programme, a role that reflects his longstanding and dedicated commitment to grassroots, community rugby.