Glory Game: Jooste van der Westhuizen

SCREENING

DATE: May 16
TIME: 7pm

INFORMATION

This film has been sponsored by Sue and Alan Lipman

Director: Odette Schwegler
Writer: Odette Schwegler
Star: Joost van der Westhuizen
Run Time: 1h 26min

SPECIAL GUESTS

We are privileged to welcome three ex Wallaby captains, Simon Poidevin, Nick Farr-Jones and George Gregan as our speakers for the night. Gregan features in the film and played against Joost. All have great admiration for Joost and we are sure they will bring some fascinating insights into the man and his career.

The ex Wallaby captains will be introduced by passionate Committee member and rugby enthusiast Jeff Glazer.

ABOUT

Joost van der Westhuizen is a Former South African Springbok captain; he is no stranger to the spotlight. From receiving fame on the rugby field, to his fall from grace amid rumours and deceit, his life has always been public property. Now he tackles a crippling disease which has no regard for his past triumphs, and again he lays himself bare to the world, fighting for survival, for his family and for others affected by Motor Neuron Disease. The film tells a compelling tale of redemption set against the backdrop of rugby glory, Glory Game – The Joost van der Westhuizen Story is the story of a modern day warrior forced to face his own human frailty. He shows us that beyond ambition, success and fame lies the true wealth of family and friends, and that within a ravaged body can surge the spirit of a survivor.

TRAILER

SYNOPSIS

Former South African Springbok captain, Joost van der Westhuizen is no stranger to the spotlight. From fame on the rugby field to a scandalous fall from grace, his life has been public property. Now he tackles a disease which has no regard for his past triumphs, and again he lays himself bare to the world – fighting for survival, for his family and for others affected by Motor Neuron Disease. A compelling tale of redemption, set against the backdrop of sporting glory, this is the story of a modern day warrior forced to face his own human frailty. He discovers that beyond fame and success, lies the true wealth of life and shows that within a ravaged body can surge the spirit of a survivor.

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