Big Buddy Breakfast Series
The Big Buddy Breakfast Series is an online fundraising event in which leaders from sports and business worlds lend their time, thoughts and unique perspective to help make a positive difference for boys without fathers in their lives with Big Buddy.
IAN FOSTER & SIMON BARNETT TALK RUGBY
May 23, 10-11am
In this first-of-its-kind interview, GJ Gardner Homes Ambassador and media personality Simon Barnett will talk all-things-rugby with Head Coach, Ian Foster. This event is proudly supported by Big Buddy Foundation Partner, GJ Gardner Homes.
While the rugby season stands still, Foster has found a rare window of time to share his vast experience in New Zealand rugby, to help us raise money for boys without dads in their lives.
Ian and Simon won't just be talking rugby; they'll be answering the questions that YOU ask directly, in the form below.
Big Buddy makes a positive difference to boys who grow up without a father around, by finding male role models for them to spend time with. By making a generous donation today, you are joining Ian, Simon, and hundreds of others in making this difference.
What's more, everyone who buys a ticket will be sent a link to watch the recording after the event, at any time.
Please share this fundraising event with friends and family by downloading the PDF:
1) Choose your donation amount on the form below
2) Fill in your details
3) Leave your question* in the Comments box
4) Confirm your donation then follow the event link to complete registration
*Please understand that while we will strive to answer all questions, we cannot guarantee every single one will make the cut!
During his playing career, Ian Foster, 54, became the most–capped Waikato player of all time, boasting 148 games (1985 – 1998). He also has 26 games under his belt for the Chiefs (1996 – 1998). But he eventually swapped his boots for a coach’s whistle: he became The Chiefs' Technical Advisor, then Assistant Coach with Waikato, followed by co-coach of the Junior All Blacks (2005-07 and 2009). Foster also spent eight years and over 100 games coaching The Chiefs.
Before he succeeded Steve Hansen as Head Coach of the All Blacks following Rugby World Cup 2019, he had been Assistant Head Coach - since 2012. He was also a Selector, working alongside Steve Hansen on strategy, with a particular focus on back play and attack.
Simon Barnett is a father of four young women and married for 30 years to his beautiful wife, Jodi. He’s been a broadcaster for 36 years and in that time hosted some of NZ’s favourite shows: What Now, Face The Music, Wheel of Fortune, Stars In Their Eyes, Mitre 10 Dream Home.
He starred in and won Dancing With The Stars in 2017. Simon spent 20 years as host of More FM’s breakfast show, winning multiple awards. He now broadcasts nationwide on Newstalk ZB with Phil Gifford.