Former rugby star turned media personality, David Flatman is one of the great voices of sport, appearing on all major channels with his insightful punditry. Analytical, yet comical, Flatman achieves the perfect balance as a commentator, appealing to both the entertainment and top-level sporting aspects of rugby union, which ensures he is repeatedly hailed a fan favourite. A veteran of the game, Flatman is the ideal after dinner speaker, with his recognisability across industries and high-profile sports career guaranteeing audience engagement. Similarly, his extensive live media work allows him to effortlessly host events, leaving proceeding of your occasion in the best of hands.
Gaining eight caps for the England national team throughout his career, Flatman was a first-choice prop for the side, known for dedication and drive on the pitch. Making his debut for England in 2000, within one season he quickly became a regular in the A team, competing in matches in France, San Fransisco and South Africa. A reliable and consistent performer, Flatman’s reputation in the sport grew impressively, with him becoming internationally regarded as a fierce competitor. Transferring the qualities, he honed on the pitch into the boardroom, Flatman’s speaking engagements for corporate clients, cover how best to develop mental resilience and drive individually, for greater team success.
First establishing an interest in rugby whilst at school, Flatman was a natural talent as a prop, and toured with England Schools team in 1997 and 1998. Impressing as a youth, Flatman gained a position on the England Under 21 squad and represented a junior club, before securing his senior debut for Saracens in 1998. Dedicating his club career to both Saracens and Bath, Flatman made a combined 265 appearances of the course of 14 years.
Currently best recognised for his media involvements, Flatman is a regular pundit on Channel 5, BT Sport and ITV Sport, revered for his engaging and insightful input. Having previously spent two years as the Head of Communication at Bath Rugby, Flatman has a comprehensive understanding of the requirements of clubs and the mainstream media. Also, the voice behind the Flats & Shanks podcast, Flatman adds a hilarious twist to rugby current affairs. Named Best Sports Pundit by the Daily Telegraph in 2016, Flatman’s status in the industry is impressive, and his contributions to your event can be equally impactful when you book him as a host or after dinner speaker.