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Matt Dawson

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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
• Teamwork
• Winning Mentality

Matt Dawson is also a humorous after-dinner speaker.


Winning Mindset/performance


We have worked with Matthew for many years and will continue to do so. His knowledge of the Speaker Market and ability to interpret our clients requirements is quite exceptional.

He is incredibly thorough in his approach and always goes that extra mile to ensure everything is exactly as required.

I am always happy working with Matthew, he has great credibility, he is very diverse in his ability to make things happen.

Matthew Fisher and I have worked together for many number of years. I have always found Matt to be honest, good natured and willing to work hard always carefully selecting the best appearances to suit my personality and lifestyle. The work Matthew has delivered for me over the years has varied from schools, colleges, attending film premiers, guest speaking  to name a few all of which I have lots of memories and thoroughly enjoyed.