2016 Westlake Boys Father Son Breakfast with All Blacks Manager Darren Shand, Thursday 7 July


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When: Thursday 7th July 2016 (last week of term 2)
Time: 6.45 am
Where: Westlake Boys’ High School Auditorium
Tickets: $25 per person from the Uniform Shop – click here to download the ticket order form
Special Guest: All Blacks Manager Darren Shand

2016 Signed All Blacks Jersey ‘Silent Auction’ information below.

After the sell-out Mother Son Breakfast mid May, it is time to treat our dads and granddads at the annual Westlake Boys’ Father Son Breakfast, held on Thursday 7th July in the Westlake Boys Auditorium.

The annual Westlake Boys’ Father Son Breakfasts are a special, once a year occasion and are a wonderful chance for you to spend some quality time with your son enjoying a delicious buffet breakfast. All students, fathers, grandfathers or male role models are invited to attend.

We are very excited that All Blacks Manager, Darren Shand, has found time in his demanding schedule to attend this year’s breakfast as our guest speaker.

About Darren
Darren ShandHawke’s Bay-born Darren Shand, ‘Shandy’, took on the role of All Blacks Manager in 2004 after a four year, very successful stint with the Crusaders. For over a decade he’s played an instrumental role in the All Blacks management team, overseeing many notable All Blacks achievements, recognised in 2014 when he was appointed as an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

The back-to-back Rugby World Cup Champion Manager graduated from Otago University with a Bachelor of Physical Education. Instead of following in the footsteps of his parents who are both teachers, Darren pursued thrills and adrenaline rush becoming a jumpmaster for Westlaker AJ Hackett’s Queenstown Bungy and taking over as their marketing manager shortly after.  Darren served as manager of the Canterbury Air New Zealand NPC side from 1999 and also managed New Zealand A during their tour of France, Wales and Romania in 2000 and has now become the bearer of good news for aspiring All Black Squad members. When they see his phone number pop up on their mobile phone display the day before the announcement of the All Black squad, an All Blacks dream has come true.

Tickets to the Father Son Breakfast are on sale at the Uniform Shop in Student Services till Tuesday 5th July, 1.30pm (unless sold out prior). Click here to download the ticket order form. Tickets are $25 per person payable by cash/Eftpos/Visa or MasterCard. If you wish to pay by credit card, please call the Uniform Shop on 410 8667 ext. 806 between 9am and 2pm on school days.

Remember that the Mother Son Breakfast earlier this year was a sell-out, so best get in quickly to avoid disappointment!

Breakfast menu

Cereal, served with fruit and yoghurt

Scrambled eggs, pork sausages and crispy bacon

Roasted tomato, spinach and onion frittata

Bread rolls and sweet pastries

Beverages: coffee, tea and hot chocolate

2016 Signed All Blacks Jersey – Silent Auction item for Father Son Breakfast

IMG_6886Leading up to the highly anticipated Westlake Boys Father Son Breakfast with All Blacks Manager Darren Shand on Thursday 7th July, we proudly offer you the chance to purchase an extraordinary All Blacks keepsake.  We have been very fortunate to secure the latest All Blacks jersey, signed by the 2016 All Blacks team in the week leading up to the Steinlager Series test win against Wales at Eden Park.  The framed jersey will make for a significant piece of All Blacks history for your home, office or sports club and will be for sale in a ‘Silent Email Auction’ leading up to the morning of the Father Son Breakfast.

Who has made it possible for us to offer this special auction item?

The All Blacks jersey was generously donated by our guest speaker Darren Shand and the All Blacks Team and it has been professionally framed by Factory Frames Mairangi Bay. Please support them for all your framing needs.  All funds raised from the silent auction will benefit the Westlake Boys Distance runners in their quest to become this year’s National Champions.

For information on how to participate in the silent auction of this exciting item, click here.