Gavin Hastings

Legacy of the Lions

County Buildings
In person & Online event
Sun 3 Oct
14:30 UK
Free, ticketed

This is a live audience event. Participants will be on stage in the venue. The event will also be simultaneously streamed on our website. Online access is free but please pay what you can. Booking for online events is optional, but by reserving an online ticket you will receive a reminder beforehand.

Rugby is a game that rewards creative expression, toil, teamwork and a never-say-die attitude. It can be joyful, vibrant and beautiful. Equally, it can brutally expose human flaws and frailties – even more so in the hugely pressurised environment of a Lions tour. In Legacy of the Lions, former Lions captain Gavin Hastings draws on his own experiences in the famous red jersey and interviews other greats of the game to explore how to forge a successful team in this most rarefied of environments, the difficulties they each encountered and what leadership lessons they learned. Inspiring, humorous and illuminating, Legacy of the Lions casts a unique light on leadership, team-building and elite performance and reveals a new perspective on touring with – and playing against – the British & Irish Lions in the modern era.

About the author: Gavin Hastings is one of the most recognisable personalities in British sport. A former captain of both Scotland and the British & Irish Lions, he now sits on the committee for the Lions and has a network of sports and business contacts across the globe.

Sponsored by Ivie Fisher and Rebecca Giblin


Legacy of the Lions is available from the Wigtown Book Festival shop HERE

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