Rugby World Cup Winner & Motivational Speaker
Matt Dawson is one of Englands most successful rugby players and was part of the England team, that won the World Cup in 2003, and is a popular choice of after-dinner speaker, awards host, and motivational speaker.
Known to many as one of the team captains on BBC’s ‘A Question of Sport,’ Matt is also a regular pundit for the BBC on Radio 5 Live.
Matt Dawson is currently England most capped scrum-half with 77 caps and captaining the side nine times, leading them to win the Six Nations in 2000. He has toured with the British Lions on two occasions and domestically played most of his career with Northampton and London Wasps.
Besides Question of Sport, Matt has appeared on Celebrity Masterchef (and won!) and finished runner-up in Strictly Come Dancing. In 2020 Matt announced he was stepping down as one of the captains on Question of Sport.
In business, Matt has worked for both The Instant Group, and with facilities management giants Sodexo.
Matt Dawson is a popular motivational and business speaker taking lessons he has learned from the pitch and business to deliver talks on subjects such as –
• Staff Engagement
• Leadership Culture
• Winning Mentality
Matt Dawson is also a humorous after-dinner speaker.
Amazing, the best speaker ever, super friendly! We couldn't have imagined that he would be anywhere near that great and happy to engage with our sponsors, guests, audience and the children at the club. He never complained about the amount of autographs/photos that were asked of him (and there were lots!), and he made every person feel special. Hard act to follow for next year. Made every person feel special - a rare quality! Hard act to follow for next year.
— Jersey Construction Council
Absolutely brilliant from start to finish. The feedback from everyone was that he was the best part of the event. A number of them had seen various speakers before and said that he was leagues above them and would have loved to hear him go on for longer. Definitely read the brief which was provided to him and made sure to tailor his talk around this. The audience loved him with standing ovations both before and after he came on stage.
— Reed and MacKay Travel Ltd