With the Lions V Barbarians 1st of June held in Hong Kong approaching, why not make rugby speakers Matt Dawson & Martin Bayfield a part of your Event? Two fantastic experienced speakers, with great sense of humours and a wide range of knowledge surrounding sport – particularly surrounding Rugby, make them the perfect choice.
· Guest Speaking
· After Dinner
· Q&A Sessions
· Awards Ceremonies
· Motivational Speaking
· Personal Appearances
Part of the England squad that took the country to victory in the 2003 World Cup, Matt Dawson is an institution in the world of rugby. With 77 caps under his belt, he is England’s most capped scrum half, captaining the side 9 times. He played for Northampton and the London Wasps as well as for England, and represented the British & Irish Lions on three tours. During the 1998 tour to Australia and New Zealand – ‘The Tour from Hell’ – Matt was congratulated on his leadership. He also captained the England Rugby team to win the Six Nations Championships in 2000. In 2011 Matt produced his own rugby DVD entitled “Matt Dawson’s Rip Roaring Rugby” with personally chosen footage and highlights of the game.
Matt Dawson is regarded as one of the more outspoken rugby icons and has had substantial experience in written journalism. His position as Team Captain since 2004 on BBC1’s much loved flagship sports quiz “A Question of Sport” has elevated him from a well-known rugby player to a national TV personality, and the show continues to average 8+ million viewers per week. In 2011 he toured the UK with “A Question of Sport Live” which was a great success and he continues as a regular guest presenter and commentator on BBC Radio Five Live, hosting shows discussing a wide range of sports. 2012 saw Matt continue to work across BBC Sport’s rugby coverage, contributing to their 6 Nations coverage and presenting online content in the form of the popular “Dawson Debates”.
At 6’10″ Martin Bayfield, an ex-policeman, was one of the tallest players in rugby – a stat he used to full advantage as one of England’s most potent forwards. On the field Martin enjoyed a successful international career, winning 31 England caps and two Grand Slams as well as being selected to represent the British Lions in New Zealand. Martin has equally moved seamlessly into broadcasting – commentating for the BBC and Radio 5 Live, hosting Five’s NFL coverage as well as The World’s Strongest Man and most recently covering the Rugby World Cup 2011 for ITV.
Injury prematurely ended Martin’s rugby playing but his charismatic personality and natural flair for commanding a room led him to take centre-stage at corporate events and prestigious functions. Martin is now a popular after-dinner speaker, MC and auctioneer, famed for his exceptionally funny speeches. He is now rightly in huge demand for a range of corporate events including gala and sports dinners, award ceremonies, company conferences and away-days.
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