Ben Cohen MBE


World cup winner and rugby speaker, Ben Cohen MBE is a former professional rugby player who now spends much of his time as an activist and after dinner speaker. A member of the historic 2003 Rugby World Cup winning squad, Cohen enjoyed a prolific playing career before retiring in 2011 and starting up the now formidable StandUp Foundation, created to help combat bullying and homophobia.

Most recognisable for his time with Northampton Saints RFC, Cohen also played for French side Brive before returning to finish his career with Sale Sharks. Amassing an impressive 155 points across 57 International England appearances, sports speaker Ben Cohen was a formidable and feared opponent. A prolific try scorer for club and country, Cohen now dedicates his time and efforts towards fighting issues which he feels passionately about.

Clinically classed as deaf, he has formed the impressive StandUp Foundation. Designed to help eradicate bullying across schools and sports after experiencing personal tragedy of his own through violence, Cohen actively looks to promote anti-bullying and homophobia drives with his ultimate aim to make the lives of others better.

An exceptionally inspirational individual, Ben Cohen provides an incomparable guest as an after dinner speaker and rugby speaker, thanks to his own ability to overcoming adversity and peak performance.

Instantly popular and recognisable with any rugby fan thanks to his prolific career, Ben Cohen provides himself as an articulate after dinner speaker guest, specialising as a rugby speaker for a whole host of occasions and events.

To book rugby speaker, Ben Cohen MBE as the after dinner speaker for your corporate event or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Ben is known to cover the following topics:

  • Rugby Speaker
  • Sports Speaker
  • Inspirational speaker
  • Peak Performance speaker
  • Overcoming Adversity

Watch Ben in an interview with CNN:

Take a look at what people had to say about Ben as an after dinner speaker:

“From my point of view, Ben was fantastic – he was prompt, polite and a great speaker.” Laura Coate, McDonald butler

“Wanted to say a massive thank you for all your help and information last week, the event was a great success! I look forward to working together again in the future!”Gabriella, Red Consultancy