Speakers
SIR GORDON TIETJENS

SIR-GORDON-TIETJENS

SIR GORDON TIETJENS

RUGBY SEVENS COACH

16.25 – 17.05

WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS


For 21 years, Sir Gordon Tietjens has lead the NZ Rugby Sevens team through a myriad of successes. Gordon started out as a player himself and quickly became entrenched in NZ Rugby History. He was inducted into the IRB Hall of Fame in 2012 and it is said that “Tietjens’ roll of honour is without peer in Sevens, and perhaps in the Game of Rugby as a whole”.

Gordon is predictably unpredictable and believes the key quality of success is in a persons character, well over that persons performance. He has discovered a number of key players over his 21 years including Jonah Lomu and Christian Cullen, and seen them transform into sporting superstars.

This is a unique opportunity to hear from the man himself what it takes to breed sporting champions, and what it means to dig deep and be mentally tough.

For 21 years, Sir Gordon Tietjens has lead the NZ Rugby Sevens team through a myriad of successes. Gordon started out as a player himself and quickly became entrenched in NZ Rugby History. He was inducted into the IRB Hall of Fame in 2012 and it is said that “Tietjens’ roll of honour is without peer in Sevens, and perhaps in the Game of Rugby as a whole”.

Gordon is predictably unpredictable and believes the key quality of success is in a persons character, well over that persons performance. He has discovered a number of key players over his 21 years including Jonah Lomu and Christian Cullen, and seen them transform into sporting superstars.

This is a unique opportunity to hear from the man himself what it takes to breed sporting champions, and what it means to dig deep and be mentally tough.