Former Scottish rugby union player Jim Hamilton has celebrated a successful career playing for the Saracens and representing his country playing for Scotland. Beginning playing rugby at a young age, Jim has always had passion driving his success in rugby. Jim began playing rugby as a schoolboy whilst being educated at the Coundon Court School in Coventry. Whilst being educated there he joined the Barkers Butts RFC, and whilst he was at the club he had the chance to play for Warwickshire Colts before he joined the Leicester Tigers.
For a period of time, Jim played for both the under 19 and under 21 England rugby teams, before deciding to devote his time to representing Scotland. Jim claimed the title of the 1000th person that Scotland had capped, playing in the 2006 match against Romania. His second game for his team came in their match against Australia. 2007 brought Jim’s big break in the world of rugby, being selected for the 2007 Rugby World Cup squad. During the World Cup, he made multiple appearances playing during the group stages. 2008 brought change for Jim, as he signed to a different team signing a three-year contract to play for Edinburgh rugby.
In 2010 after spending a few years playing for Edinburgh rugby Jim moved to Gloucester rugby. After playing with the team for a year he was given the privilege of captaining the team during the 2012-13 season. However, in 2012 it was announced that Jim would be leaving Gloucester, embarking on a new venture to join the French club Montpellier. After playing with the club for two years Jim returned to England to play for the Saracens in 2014. After a year of playing for the Saracens Jim announced that he would be retiring from international rugby.
After retiring from rugby Jim began a new business venture with Ian Ascough, establishing a sports marketing company titled Those Fellas. Now taking on the role of an eloquent rugby speaker, Jim is able to supply a wide range of audience members with entertaining and inspiring personal anecdotes and experiences. Perfect for any corporate event, Jim is guaranteed to light up your next event.