Chris Ashton is a professional rugby union player who has also spent time as a professional rugby league player. Having represented England in two different codes of rugby, Ashon has spent the majority of his career being under the spotlight. Also spending a lot of his time as a rugby speaker, Ashton often reflects on his career under the spotlight and how he has ensured he maintains complete professionalism in everything he does.
Initially starting out as a rugby league player, Ashton played for Wigan Warriors from 2005 to 2007 making 52 appearances. He also earnt himself four England appearances in which he scored three tries. He made the move to the more traditional code of rugby in 2007 and signed for Northampton Saints. Playing at wing and fullback meant Ashton was a regular try scorer for the Saints and he scored an astonishing 467 points in 110 appearances. He often discusses peak performance and how to ensure you are at the top of your game in the most crucial periods.
He eventually moved to Saracens in 2012 before moving abroad to play for the French side Toulon. More recently, Ashton has moved back to England to play for Sale Sharks in 2018. He has represented England on 44 occasions since making his debut in 2010, Ashton continues to play for the country and is an integral part of the squad. Throughout his time playing for England, Ashton has showcased expertise in drive and determination. He has scored 100 points for England during his 44 games but this figure is expected to rise as he continues to play regularly for the national side.
As a rugby speaker, Ashton often uses his sporting success and experiences to demonstrate the importance of a range of topics. He is an expert in teamwork and realising ambitions. Ashton aims to inspire and grip his audiences with his wonderful stories and great insights into the aforementioned topics. He is renowned for having a bubbly personality and great charisma which ensures his speeches are both gripping and informative.