Rugby legend and former Wales coach, Warren Gatland CBE, will be returning to Wales in November to take part in a four-event speaking tour offering a unique insight into his life and rugby career. Tickets to this unique event are still available, so if you are interested in attending please purchase your tickets now.
Gatland spent over a decade as coach of the Welsh national side between 2007-2019, and won four Six Nations titles, achieving three Grand Slams in the process, and also led the Welsh side to two World Cup semi finals. Gatland has also taken charge of three British & Irish Lions tours, the most recent being the tour of South Africa in 2021. Soon after finishing with Wales, Gatland returned to his native country New Zealand, and is now Director of Rugby for the Gallagher Chiefs. Gatland was awarded a CBE in Queen Elizabeth II’s 2020 Birthday Honours List, and he has also received an honorary fellowship from Cardiff University earlier this year.
Gatland will be talking about his life and distinguished career alongside esteemed journalist and broadcaster, John Paul Davies who will be acting as MC for the four events. Davies worked for many years as host for Sky News and Sky Sports, with a particular focus on Welsh rugby and football.
Speaking about the tour, Gatland said, “I’m really looking forward to coming back to Wales and can’t wait to catch up with lots of old friends. A year out from the World Cup it’s probably the most eagerly anticipated Autumn internationals I can remember.”
Each event will also include an onstage auction, with proceeds going to the Welsh Rugby Charitable Trust. The charity was established in 1972, and helps players who have been severely injured whilst playing rugby. Since its inception, the charity has supported hundreds of male and female players, with the ultimate aim of improving their quality of life after severe injuries. For further details, please visit the charity’s website HERE.
The opening event will take place at Swansea Grand Theatre on Sunday 6th of November, which will then be followed by an evening in Aberystwyth Arts Centre on Tuesday 8th of November. The next event will take place at Llandudno Venue Cymru on Monday 14th of November, with the final event taking place at St. David’s Hall in Cardiff on Wednesday 16th of November. General admission tickets will be priced at roughly £35, with an exclusive ‘meet and greet’ experience also available and priced at roughly £75. Digital box office links to each of the four events have been provided below;
Swansea Box Office
Aberystwyth Box Office
Llandudno Box Office
Cardiff Box Office
We are extremely appreciative of our sponsors Elite FX for helping make this event possible, in what should prove to be a unique insight into one of sport’s great minds.