Retired Scottish rugby union player Colin Gregor has quite the reputation in the rugby world. Claiming the title of the most capped sevens player in Scottish history, Colin knows what it takes to maximise performance and remain in the peak form. His dedication and drive for rugby is commendable, unsurprisingly placing him as a favourite amongst the nation.
Colin’s esteemed career began with humble beginnings, starting to play rugby at a young age. He began his journey into rugby by joining a mini rugby team before progressing to bigger teams. Whilst at school, Colin joined his local team Strathendrick RFC. At Strathendrick he played a key part of the team in the 8th division for Scottish rugby, the team that went on to reach the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup.
In 1999, colin moved to Edinburgh so had to find a new rugby team to play for. He began studying at the University of Edinburgh and joined the Watsonians rugby team. When Colin was in his last year studying at Edinburgh University he had the remarkable chance to represent Scotland in rugby, playing at the 2003 Hong Kong 7’s. In 2008 Colin had the chance to play for the West of Scotland rugby team, followed by the Dundee HSFP and the Glasgow Hawks in 2010. As well as all of those teams, Colin was also given the chance to play over 130 games for the Glasgow Warriors as well as the chance to be their captain.
Colin Gregor had the privilege of captaining Scotland 7s teams from 2009 – 2014. He is the 3rd highest points scorer in Sevens history having played in 58 IRB Sevens World Series tournaments. Other highlights of his 7s career include three World Cups and two Commonwealth Games as well as captaining the Scotland team at Glasgow 2014. Unfortunately, he was forced to retire with a knee injury in 2015.
After his retirement in 2015, many doors had been opened for Colin due to his illustrious rugby career. He now regularly features on BBC Scotland for both television and radio, and Sky Sports on a number of live broadcasts and panel discussions. As well as his time in the television and radio spotlight, Colin has also set up his own performance consultancy company. This company specialises in both individual and team performance as well as leadership and development.
Collin has many anecdotes from his illustrious rugby career which are perfect for providing entertaining and humorous after-dinner tales. His conference presentations concentrate on teamwork, motivation, leadership and positivity and how to achieve the best.