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Marlie Packer

Rugby World Cup Winner

 "I am honoured to have been chosen as one of bibic's ambassadors.  I want to be a role model for younger people and help them understand that whatever background, you can achieve your dreams." - Marlie Packer 2015

Marlie began playing rugby at an early age for the Ivel Barbarians.  "When I was younger I had to play mixed rugby for a quite a while because there just weren't enough girls playing the sport.  It's really nice to see the women's game just growing more and more these days".

From 2007 to 2009 she played for Bath and later joined Bristol.  She currently plays for Wasps Ladies Football Club.  Women's rugby is a rapidly developing movement in this country and Marlie is at the forefront of that, having picked up 34 caps for England, winning a World Cup gold-medal and getting a full-time sevens contract, and hoping to go to Rio 2016.

In the three year gap between her first and second international cap Marlie completed her apprenticeship and became a fully qualified plumber and currently works for Homeserve in London. 

Marlie has a particular affinity with bibic.  She has dyslexia and knows first-hand the difference the right support can make to someone with Dyslexia.  This support can help these individuals live their daily lives as well as encourage them to see their true potential.

"If you are dyslexic don't be ashamed of it or let it get you down.  There are so many things out there that you can do that many people can't.  Concentrate on your strengths, apply yourself and, when it comes the things you are not so good, at make sure you push yourself to become better".

Marlie and her sporting career embodies just the same principles that bibic therapy does, maximising potential, willing ourselves and the people around us to achieve ever increasing challenges and most of all enjoying the experience.

Mark Regan

MBE

"It is a great honour to have been made one of bibic's ambassadors. As well as being an ambassador my business partner from Midas Estates, Ian Clark, and I have also chosen to support bibic throughout 2015 by donating £100 from every sale made." - Mark Regan 2015

Mark was an England International rugby union player.  He was introduced to the game when he was eight-years-old at Keynsham RFC and then played through Bristol's age group sides. He went on to play Premiership Rugby for Bath and played a major role in Bath Rugby Club's Heineken cup win.  He then went on to play for Leeds, winning the Powergen Trophy.

He started his Test career against the Springboks, was a World Cup winner in 2003 and a finalist in 2007.  He captained the Barbarians to a 22-5 victory over South Africa at Twickenham. Mark won 47 international test caps.  To date, Mark is the oldest player ever to play for England in the 6 Nations.  He was also awarded an MBE in 2003 for services to Rugby.

Since retiring from Rugby, Mark has maintained a role in the public eye, with a regular rugby column for the Bristol Evening Post and stints as a co-presenter on Radio 5 Live.  He is also currently a director at Midas Estates.