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Captains Lunch 2020

Make sure you join us at the second annual Captains Lunch – celebrating female leadership in sport and business!

Following a sell-out success in 2019, the Captains Lunch is returning for its second year, bigger and better than ever!

This year, the lunch will mark ‘2 years to go’ until Aotearoa New Zealand hosts the 8th IWG World Conference, 5 – 8 May 2022. The world’s largest meeting dedicated to gender equity in sport and physical activity, more than 1,200 global and local delegates will attend over four days. It is being designed and staged by Women in Sport Aotearoa (WISPA), delivery agent for the International Working Group (IWG) on Women & Sport Secretariat & Conference 2018-2022.

Over 300 sport and business leaders are expected to gather at the Captains Lunch, which celebrates female leadership in sport and business. Funds raised will go toward WISPA, to support its advocacy and research in Aotearoa New Zealand, and assist its delivery of the IWG strategic plan and the World Conference.

Tables will be hosted by an array of “Captains” from across sport and recreation in Aotearoa New Zealand. This will include a mix of female athletes, coaches, leaders and male allies for change. Raelene Castle ONZM and the Hon Grant Robertson will give addresses, with Raelene also taking part in a Q&A.

Captains include:

  • Beatrice Faumuina
  • Peter Miskimmin
  • Michael Scott
  • Kereyn Smith
  • Fiona Allan
  • David White
  • Andrea Nelson
  • Nick Sautner
  • Brent Impey
  • Michelle Hooper
  • Johanna Wood
  • Andrew Pragnell
  • Jennie Wyllie
  • Claire Beard
  • Shelley McMeeken

Date:                  Friday, 8 May 2020

Time:                 1.00pm – 3.00pm


Eden Park, South Level 4 Lounge, South Stand, Gate G

Reimers Avenue, Kingsland, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand

(free parking in P5; security will assist with parking. Enter building at Gate G, take lift to level 4)


Members of the Trans – Tasman Business Circle can purchase a table of 10 (incl 1x seat for a “Captain”) at the member price of $2,000 + gst ($200 pp + gst).

Corporate organisations and non-members can purchase a table of 10 (incl 1x seat for a “Captain”) at the non-member price of $3,000 + gst ($300 pp + gst).

Students can access tickets for $100 pp + gst. Single tickets are also available for those attending alone or in small groups.