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Will Carling

Will Carling OBE

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There aren’t many people who can say they’ve been in the company of a former England rugby captain, but when you hire Will Carling as an event speaker for your next occasion that’s exactly what you’ll get. Representing his country on 72 occasions, Will captained his country to three Five Nations Grand Slam victories and led them to the 1991 Rugby World Cup final. Now, he works as one of the most popular rugby speakers in the country, frequently entertaining audiences with wonderful tales from his career at the very top of the sport.

In his youth, Will decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and join the British Army. He decided to take an in-service degree in psychology at Durham University which meant he could combine military activities with study. Alongside his studies, he played rugby and fell in love with the sport. It was clear that he was a hugely talented player and even made his England debut in 1988 against France in Paris while still an undergraduate. Once he finished university he decided to abandon his plan to join the army as it would limit his rugby opportunities.

In the domestic game he played for Harlequins, and Will saw first-hand rugby’s transition from an amateur to professional sport. His unique perspective on this issue makes him one of the most fascinating rugby after-dinner speakers on the circuity and he’s able to cast his eye over the modern game, too.

Despite his young age, Will’s influence on the England team was significant and this prompted management to make him captain at just 22 years old – making him the youngest ever captain of his country. While eyebrows were raised, he led his team to some hugely successful moments including a time in the Five Nations when England won three Grand Slams in five years. During this time England also reached the World Cup final in 1991. Will saw both highs and lows in his rugby career, in 1995 he was stripped of the captaincy after comments he made about the Rugby Football Union general committee. Despite being given back the armband after a public outcry, he soon resigned as England captain and finished his international career completely in 1997. As one of the most eye-opening rugby speakers around, Will can contrast his successes on the pitch with these low moments, providing a detailed analysis of his entire career.

Will retired from the sport in 2000, and can now be found working as a rugby pundit offering his expert analysis for TV and radio on some of the sport’s biggest matches. Plus, he joined England’s coaching staff in 2018 as a leadership mentor.

If you want former England captain Will Carling at your next event, get in touch with Evolve today. One of the greatest rugby speakers on the circuit, booking Will is certain to give your event a boost, so be sure to book him now!

Topics and Themes

  • England Rugby
  • Sporting Success
  • Leadership
  • Motivational

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