Mount Albert Grammar School is proud to congratulate Albertian Bryan ‘BG’ Williams on being made a Knight in the 2018 New Year’s Honours.
Sir Bryan has served MAGS , the community and the country through his career as a player, administrator and tireless volunteer. In 2017 MAGS’ number 1 rugby ground was named the the BG Williams Field in a ceremony attended by a who’s who of New Zealand rugby.
Sir Bryan attended MAGS from 1963-1967, and was a Prefect and Victor Ludorum in his final year. In addition to starring in the First XV under legendary coach Eugene Cheriton, Sir Bryan also competed in the First XI Cricket team, and in Athletics, where he was a sprint and field champion. He has also spoken of the outstanding education he received in Mount Albert Grammar, from teachers who he says prepared him for his career and life after school.
Following a stellar career with the All Blacks, and qualifying as a lawyer, Sir Bryan served as President of the NZ Rugby Union, led the development of Manu Samoa, was Director of Rugby at MAGS and is still involved with the Ponsonby Rugby Club.
Sir Bryan’s sons Gavin and Paul also attended MAGS and each was Head Boy in his final year. Sir Bryan often returns to the school for reunions and special events.
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