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Elle + Riley Father's Day || Justin Marshall

This Father's Day we celebrate some of our amazing Elle + Riley Cashmere family.

We sat down with some of our favourite New Zealand Dads, asking them what Fatherhood means to them.

 

Justin Marshall || Sportsman + Broadcaster and Father of 3

Justin Marshall is a name synonymous with Rugby Union all around the world.  An 81 All Black test veteran, in 2005 he was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to rugby in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.  Justin remains our second most-capped halfback to this day, with his passion for the game still on display through his Sky TV commentary of All Blacks games and provincial rugby. 

Justin’s latest project is brewing beer, and he has taken the time provided through lockdown to hunker down in his garage and perfect his brew, which he has named “Boomfa” after his famous commentary call.
 
Now residing in Queenstown with his wife Nicolle and three children Lachlan, Fletcher and Lucia, we love seeing Justin’s on-field love of sport move to the side-line as he actively supports his kids sporting endeavours.

Justin wears the Spencer Sweater with Zip in Grey Marle. Lachlan, Fletcher and Lucia wear a selection of their favourite Elle + Riley Beanies.

 

Best piece of advice your father ever gave you?

 If you don’t get out of bed you will be late for work.

The one thing you want your children to learn that you didn’t.

Life has too much to offer and is way too short to sweat the small stuff. We tend to worry and stress over things that seem big at the time but ultimately in the bigger scheme of things they are not worth the hassle. Enjoy life, stay happy.  

What have your children taught you?

Have fun when it’s on your doorstep. The lawns, tidying up the house all those things can wait when there is so much fun to do right in front of you now.

 

Justin wears the Harrison V Neck in Camel

 

One piece of wisdom to pass on to your children.

If you don’t get out of bed you will be late for school.  Exactly what my Dad told me!

What’s the one thing your father would let you do and not tell your mother about?

Tradition demands you always have a cold beer after a game of golf!

What is your dream way to spend Father’s Day?

On a sun lounger in Fiji.  Also involved would be Bluff Oysters, a boat and of course all with my awesome kids and lovely wife!