Lunch With Wayne Bennett & Leigh Matthews

Lunch With Wayne Bennett & Leigh Matthews

It doesn't get better than this – the REIQ is delighted to present a lunch event with Wayne Bennett and Leigh Matthews.

Join us for a fireside chat with these two sporting legends as they provide their wisdom and experiences when it comes to success and leadership.
Proceeds from this charitable networking lunch will go to the Queensland Brain Institute, a neuroscience research centre of excellence which boasts a global reputation for the treatment of brain disorders.

An extraordinary array of prizes will be raffled to raise funds for this worthy cause, including:

  • Your own Audi for a weekend, including a night’s stay at Treasury Brisbane – courtesy of the Audi Centre South Brisbane
  • An Ooni Fyra 12 Wood Pallet Pizza Oven;
  • A signed NBL 23/24 Jersey from the Brisbane Bullets;
  • A weekend getaway at Kingfisher Bay Resort;
  • A Sunshine Coast Hinterland Wine Tour;
  • Plus much more! (see our full list of donor companies below)

Use discount code FAF20LW to receive a 20% discount on your registration.

Event Information:
Date: Friday 24th November 2023
Doors Open: 12pm
Luncheon: 12:30pm - 4pm 
Inclusions: 3 course meal + beverages 
Venue: Sofitel Brisbane - 249 Turbot Street, Brisbane Central 
Individual Price: $250 REIQ Individual Members | $350 Non-Members
Table of 10: $2,500 REIQ Individual Members | $3,500 Non-Members
Meet & Greet (Includes luncheon ticket): $325 REIQ Individual Members | $425 Non-Members - Limited Spots available

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Keynote Speakers:

Leigh Matthews - AFL Legend 
Leigh Matthews is still the youngest official legend in the Australian Football Hall of Fame, as a player with the Hawthorn Football Club from 1969-1985 he was an eight-time club champion winner, four-time premiership player, a premiership captain, it is a record without parallel and has led to him being regarded as the AFL Player of the Century. He Stepped into the coaching ranks at the famous Collingwood F.C. in 1986 and in 1990 took the club to its first premiership since 1958.
The Brisbane Lions were on the bottom and in disarray when they appointed Matthews as their coach in 1999 and he took the Lions to three flags in succession (2001, 2002, 2003) and to runner’s up in 2004, a feat that has them ranked as the finest team of the modern era. Since retiring from coaching, he has become a respected commentator on television, radio and writes for the AFL website. He was recently up graded to Legend status in the Sport Australia Hall of Fame.

Wayne Bennett - Dolphins Head Coach
In the realm of sports, there are icons, and then there's Wayne Bennett.
With an illustrious career that spans decades, Bennett's name has become synonymous with triumph and excellence.
His unrivalled coaching prowess propelled the Brisbane Broncos to victory in the 2006 Rugby League Grand Final, solidifying his title as 'The Greatest Coach Ever.'
Having claimed an unprecedented six Grand Finals and numerous prestigious awards, Bennett's relentless pursuit of success has left an indelible mark on Australian rugby league history.

Charity Raffle Information: 

The Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) is the flagship neuroscience research institute at The University of Queensland (UQ) and a world-leader in brain research.  Established in 2003 when philanthropist Chuck Feeney, the Queensland Government and The University of Queensland joined forces to create a neuroscience research centre of excellence, QBI has grown from 20 research staff to an internationally renowned team of over 300 staff and students. Now in its 20thanniversary year, the institute boasts a global reputation for undertaking outstanding research to treat disorders such as dementia, depression and stroke, improve learning and memory, and inspire technology.

Through collaborations with clinicians and commercial partners, research findings are applied to develop new therapeutic approaches to combat diseases in which brain function has failed or is compromised. QBI scientists devote their careers to understanding the mechanisms of brain function and to progressing world-class research in the areas of brain development and plasticity, cognition and behaviour, mental health, dementia and the ageing brain, and brain injury. The goal is to solve the major health issues facing society and reduce the huge social and financial cost of neurological and mental illness.

Raffle Tickets Prices
Single: $30 
Pack of Three: $80 

There will be some extraordinary prizes up for grabs, so please dig deep and purchase some tickets on the day so you don't miss out!

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