As one of Australia’s best-loved sporting venues, the Adelaide Oval formed the perfect setting for TravelManagers’ Sporting Legends dinner on Saturday night.The event took place on the second night of the company’s Annual National Conference which began in Adelaide on Friday morning. Attendees were invited to dress in their favourite team colours/jersey or to dress as their favourite sporting hero. At least two attendees needed no fancy dress to explain their presence at the dinner: tennis coach Roger Rasheed and Adelaide’s own motor-racing hero, Nick Percat.
TravelManagers’ Sporting Legends dinner gave attendees the opportunity to dress in their favourite team’s colours or to dress as their sporting hero
During the course of the dinner, these two honoured guests were subjected to live interviews that were conducted very professionally by two personal travel managers who may now be seeking to diversify their careers. Darren Christensen, representative for Narre Warren South in Victoria, took to the stage to interview Nick Percat, who in 2011 became the first rookie driver to win the Bathurst 1000 race in over thirty years. Percat’s infectious, engaging personality made him a big hit with the audience.
Motor-racing star Nick Percat (right) appears relaxed about answering questions from TravelManagers’ Darren Christensen
Nicole Edgar, also a representative for Victoria’s Narre Warren South, took full advantage of the evening’s dress code to appear as dual code rugby star, Lote Tuqiri, when she interviewed Roger Rasheed, who is perhaps best known as Lleyton Hewitt’s former tennis coach.
TravelManagers’ Executive General Manager, Michael Gazal, says the evening was highly enjoyable.
Nicole Edgar, representative for Narre Warren South (left), poses as Lote Tuqiri for her interview with sports personality Roger Rasheed
“We pack a lot into our conference, but it’s important that attendees also have the opportunity to enjoy themselves a little. I think it’s safe to say that Roger’s and Nick’s interviews were the highlight of the evening!”
2015 going strong, 10 years not out: TravelManagers played in front of an enthusiastic crowd at Adelaide Oval