Will Greenwood
MBE

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Will Greenwood is a former rugby union player and member of the victorious England team that won the Rugby World Cup in 2003. In total, he won 55 caps for his country. Playing in the centre, much of his club rugby was spent with Harlequins and Leicester Tigers. An economics graduate with experience of working on the City trading floor, Will combines his business knowledge with a sporting will to win. He is a highly informative and witty awards host, conference or after dinner speaker. 

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One of England’s greatest rugby union players, Will Greenwood spent his formative years excelling at rugby and cricket. He went on to enjoy a successful career at club level most notably with the Harlequins and Leicester Tigers. At International level, Will played numerous games for England and was involved in all but one of the England Rugby World Cup winning team’s performances in 2003. 

Earlier in his career, he hit the headlines for the wrong reasons when he famously swallowed his tongue and sustained serious injury while on tour in South Africa with the British Lions in 1997. 

Having gained a total of 55 caps for his country, Will announced his retirement from the field in 2006 becoming an analyst on Sky Sports. One of his first major roles in this area was to cover the Rugby World Cup in 2007 and he also went on to become a writer on a regular column for the Daily Telegraph.

Prior to dedicating his life to professional sport, Will worked as a trader with HSBC. This coupled with his sporting experiences has afforded him a unique insight into the determination needed to succeed in both areas. To this end he is in much demand as an after dinner, conference and motivational speaker incorporating a wealth of stories from both careers which can be adapted to entertain any audience.

Heralded as one of sports most likable, intelligent and witty characters, his presentations cover; leadership, teamwork, trust, the importance of encouragement over blame, determination, how to achieve excellence and the need to be heard.

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