Martin Johnson is a famous face of the rugby world, having played for top teams such as the England rugby team, Leicester Tigers and the Barbarians. A 16-season long career, Martin has established a keen fan base and is also well-known for holding the position of England team manager. Under his careful watch, the England team were able to secure victory taking the title at the 2011 Six Nation Championships and the World Cup 2003. Martin has also previously captained the British and Irish Lions, captaining the team during two tours to South Africa and Australia.
From an early age, Martin had a prominent interest in sports. He first began playing American football in his early career but was scouted to play for King County Rugby in New Zealand. Martin played two seasons with the team, finding his talent and passion for Rugby. By the 1990s, Martin had been selected to play for New Zealand’s under 21 team and was allowed to play on an Australian tour.
Since making his debut playing for Leicester in 1989, Martin has made many prominent victories with his teams of Leicester Tigers, The Barbarians and the England team. Some of the teams greatest victories include the 1993 Pilkington Cup, the 1994-95 Courage League, 1995 Nations Championships and the 1997 Pilkington Cup. An illustrious player, Martin has received countless awards and recognition for his efforts. He has been appointed both OBE and CBE for his contributions to rugby and he has been inducted into the IRB Hall of Fame.
Building strong skills of teamwork, team building, leadership and optimising peak performance, Martin Johnson is now highly sought as an online event speaker. Engaging audiences with tales of his successful rugby career, Martin covers a plethora of topics that resonate with a variety of audiences from a range of sectors. Whether speaking about winning World Cups or managing the England rugby team, Martin is a memorable speaker perfect for your virtual event.