FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
- The ANZCCJ hosted their first ‘Green Carpet’ media event, 30 June 2016 at the Australian Embassy Tokyo
- Top Australian Super Rugby team, NSW Waratahs, will play against Japan’s new Super Rugby franchise, the Sunwolves, for the first time
- The match will take place at Prince Chichibu Prince Rugby Stadium on 2 July
The ANZCCJ served up the best of ‘down-under’ hospitality last night (30 June 2016) hosting the entire NSW Waratahs team at the Australian Embassy Tokyo. The first part of the event was a Street Rugby ‘Green Carpet’ media event featuring a Rugby demonstration between six Japanese children and three NSW Waratahs players – Bernard Foley, Angus Taaveo, and Rob Horne. Following the Green Carpet was a welcome reception for the team, hosted by ANZCCJ Chair Melanie Brock.
Speeches were delivered by distinguished guests including Australian Chargé d'Affaires, Ms Clare Walsh; ANZCCJ Platinum Sponsor and event sponsor Macquarie Group’s Asia CEO, Mr Ben Way; and Minato City Mayor, Mr Masaaki Tamei. A key theme of the speeches was the increasing inclusivity and diversity of rugby as well as the potential economic opportunities to be gained from a closer relationship between our nations through sport.
It was an exciting night, with the NSW Waratahs players graciously posing for many photos with guests and giving out autographs. At the end of the event, each guest received an official NSW Waratahs cap made especially for this visit.
ANZCCJ Chair, Melanie Brock, said: “We thank the NSW Waratahs for this rare opportunity that was granted to our members. We are also grateful to the event’s main sponsor, Macquarie Group. We look forward to what will be an incredible clash against the Sunwolves on Saturday!”.
Media contact: Cristina Merino, ANZCCJ Executive Director
T 03 6234 9350 | E firstname.lastname@example.org
About ANZCCJ Sports for Business
ANZCCJ Sports for Business is an Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan Committee that aims to develop opportunities for ANZCCJ members through sporting related activities.
The Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ANZCCJ) is a non-profit organisation with over 600 members. ANZCCJ’s mission is to play a constructive and meaningful role in developing Australia/New Zealand-Japan business by providing members with an effective source of information, representation and commercial connections.
To learn more visit www.anzccj.jp or call us at 03 6234 9350.