When Stacey met world cup winner Jason Robinson OBE
As a PR professional, working in a full service marketing agency, I get the opportunity to work on many different projects with clients across a whole host of industries.
Sport has always been a favourite of mine and I have had the pleasure of working with GB Boxing in the run up to the 2012 London games, National Ice Skating Association, Doncaster Rovers Football Club, Gloucester Rugby Store and most recently XBlades Sports.
XBlades Sports is an international sports retailer of rugby apparel and equipment, championed by some of the biggest names in rugby worldwide. Even the management team has a superstar in its line-up – none other than Jason Robinson OBE.
He has a list of honours as long as my arm including an OBE, a World Cup winners medal, he’s captained his country, boasts numerous Challenge Cup winners medals and made the Super League dream team line up on four separate occasions – which is no mean feat!
Jason Robinson OBE was a true gent as expected, and a professional through and through. Having met him, I can see why so many professionals and amateur rugby players alike idolise him and truly look up to him for inspiration.
He is not ashamed to say that he came from very humble beginnings, had a dream and went for it full throttle.
It’s also not very often that my step-dad gets jealous of the people I meet but it just goes to show how likeable Jason is across all generations.