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Fighting Back: In conversation with Nigel Owens, MBE

Rugby officiating legend Nigel Owens is coming to Bournemouth, and you can see him in conversation as part of World Mental Health Day 2018.

Nigel isn’t just one of the best referees in the world, he is also a powerful voice in mental health awareness and an inspiration for LGBT people in sport.

Rugby fans love him for his mastery of the barbed one liner and commanding respect on the field. Having overseen more international tests than any other referee, including a World Cup Final, Nigel is a towering figure of world rugby.

Since publicly coming out as gay in 2007, he has been named ‘Gay Sports Personality of the Decade’, become a patron for LGBT Centre of Excellence Wales, and was awarded an MBE no less!

He has also been very open about his struggle with bulimia, as well as the fact that he contemplated suicide in his 20s; he is no-doubt well qualified to discuss mental health discrimination.

If you would like to attend the event, and maybe even get hold of a signed copy of his autobiography, you can register here.

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