Wednesday 4th September: Save The Date!
On Wednesday 4th September we will be hosting An Evening With Wayne Barnes, before he departs for the rugby world Cup in Japan.
He began his rugby career as a player, aged 8 and took up refereeing aged 15. By the time he was 21 Wayne Barnes was the youngest referee ever appointed to the Panel of National Referees. He became a professional referee in April 2005.
As well as the English Premiership, he has officiated at the highest level and around the world, including World Cups. He was the referee when France famously knocked New Zealand out of the 2007 Rugby World Cup, in the 2013 Premiership final between Leicester Tigers and Northampton Saints (his fifth English Premiership final), Barnes red carded Northampton captain Dylan Hartley and on 22 December 2017, Barnes broke the all-time Premiership appearances record (191) for a referee.
With rugby being governed by Laws of the game, as opposed to Rules, it is perhaps appropriate that when not on the pitch or working with the England team, Barnes is a practising barrister at Fulcrum Chambers in London.
The Evening With Wayne Barnes is just before he flies out to Japan 2019, his fourth Rugby World Cup. There will be a Q&A before it’s opened up to the floor, a good Rugby Supper will be served and there will be some wine on the table.
Tickets are just £50 a head, or you can book a table of 10 for £450. To book your place please contact Tim Brindle by email.