IUA Circular 089/21

In celebration of International Men's Day 
The IUA HR & Training Committee welcome guest speaker former English cricketer and Captain of Essex and England, Graham Gooch, OBE

Introduced by Dave Matcham, CEO, IUA
Event Chaired by Fiona Wilson, HR Manager, Trans Re and Chair of the IUA HR & Training Committee


Event Date:  Friday 19 November 2021

Time:  1pm/13.00hrs  (UK/London time) for approx 1 hour duration
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Subject:  At this market briefing, we welcome the former English cricketer who captained Essex and England, Graham Gooch, OBE.  Mr Gooch will chat about the dedication and motivation to his career, becoming one of  the most successful international batsmen of his generation and why he now coaches players of the future.

Contact:  Deborah Finch, IUA Events Manager (020 7617 4451)

This is a free event, but names and email addresses of all attendees are required for registration.  Please click here to register.

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In marking International Men's Day, which originated in Trinidad and Tobago back in 1992 to raise awareness of achievements and contributions to community and family and issues facing men globally, our event welcomes a  man whose determination to succeed has resulted in phenomenal achievements.

The IUA HR & Training Committee are delighted to welcome their guest speaker Graham Gooch, OBE, who was the most prolific run scorer top-class cricket has ever seen. After he retired in 1997, the statistician Robert Brooke calculated that he had scored 21,087 in one-day cricket at first-class level, which added to his 44,841 first-class runs.

Graham, raised in East London, developed his cricketing potential at the Ilford Cricket School and in 1973 he made his first-class debut. In 1979, he was instrumental in Essex capturing their first trophy in 103 years of the club.

The most controversial aspect of Gooch’s career came in 1982 when he decided to lead the first England rebel tour of South Africa. He was subsequently banned from test cricket for three years. 

However, with an outstanding career, including hitting the world record test run aggregate (456), he became holder of the highest score at Lord’s (333) and was the first ever player to score a triple-century and a century in a match, he took the record for the highest test score against India and achieved the highest score by an England Captain.  Currently he is England’s second leading test run maker with a total of 8,900 runs and 20 centuries and has led the England team 34 times, playing in three World Cup finals: 1979, 1987 and 1992.

In 2002 he became Essex’s Head Coach, later, accepting a wider role acting as the ambassador for the club’s future development. After introducing the ‘Graham Gooch Scholarship Fund’ an initiative to raise  funds to help some of Essex’s best young professionals, he now sponsors the Essex Cricket Academy.  

Graham Gooch has acquired vast experience dealing with high-level performers as a captain and as a coach and was awarded the OBE for his services to cricket in 1991.

DISCLAIMER: The market briefing presentation materials and speaker comments therein were prepared solely by the presenter(s) in their personal and professional capacity. Any materials or opinions expressed do not necessarily represent the views of the IUA and IUA does not bear any responsibility for, or liability to, any parties in respect of the accuracy, legality or overall content of the presentation or any other comments made by speakers or other attendees during the market briefing.