Will Greenwood

Will Greenwood

Will Greenwood is a former England rugby player and the second highest try scorer in English rugby history. He is widely regarded  as one of England’s greatest ever rugby players, as well as one of the sport’s most engaging, intelligent and  entertaining characters. 

Will Greenwood started his working career on London’s City trading floor before debuting for Harlequins in 1994 and then progressing to Leicester in 1996.

He made his England debut in 1997 and went on to become an integral part of the England team, a position he cemented in the Six Nations and World Cup in 2003, finishing the World Cup tournament as joint top try scorer with five.

Throughout his 11 years playing professional rugby, Will was a dedicated professional combining a  fantastic work ethic with a desire to continuously learn and improve his game. Despite injury setbacks and  occasional moments of self-doubt and personal tragedy his focus, determination and perseverance led him  to the top of the national and international game. 

After 55 England caps and 31 tries he announced his retirement at the end of the 2005/6 season.

After retiring, Will established himself as a Sky sports presenter, ITV analyst, columnist for The Telegraph, as well as writing three books and giving talks on themes such leadership, attitude, trust/teamship and confidence. 

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“Another blinding performance, superb. They loved you!! I’ve never experienced such positive feedback  about a guest speaker before, from the entire audience, truly memorable.” Aviva 

“Will was fantastic and in 20 years the first time a guest speaker has ever received a  standing ovation!” Appco, Lisa Norman | Head of Talent

“Will spoke at our annual Business Conference and was inspirational. His anecdotes were funny and  motivational as well as relevant to our business. Wills’ ability to take key elements of Rugby, for example  Leadership, Responsibility, Teamwork and Trust and help us to draw the comparisons to the business  world, provided a memorable and motivational end to our conference that will continue to be referred to  by the participants in the coming months. His relaxed and fun style mixed with a clear intellect  and strong drive to succeed made for a very thought-provoking and motivational experience. ” Bentley 

“Will was fantastic, everyone loved his speech and the charity auction went down a treat.” HSBC 

“We all thoroughly enjoyed your talk and the feedback we have received has been excellent. We are still  getting letters of thanks and praise so thank you so much for making the event such a success. We will  certainly recommend you to others and hope to be able to book you again in the future. “ Lisa Pearson, George Davies Solicitors LLP 

“Surpassed all expectations. Great relevance to business with emphasis on team ethos and high  performance delivered in an innovative enthusiastic and humorous style, which appealed to everyone.” Barry Smith, Chief Executive, Fortis (UK) Ltd 

“It went brilliantly, I was so pleased… wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Will to anyone…” ABFA Awards

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