Ben Ryan

Rugby Speaker & Success Coach

English rugby union coach Ben Ryan is no stranger to the challenge of team management. Possibly best known for coaching the Fiji Sevens team, Ben has helped many players to achieve their peak performance. With a degree in sports science, Ben is well respected within the sports sector.

During his coaching career, Ben has coached a number of esteemed rugby teams and lead them to significant victories. Ben began his coaching career teaching at St Edward’s School, and by the time Ben left the school impressively had a player in every England international squad from Under 16 to Senior playing level. In 2002 Ben joined another team, the Newbury Blues. Here he acted as a backs coach, leading the team to the National Division One.

Later in 2005, Ben became the assistant coach for England Counties on their tour in Argentina and Uraguay. Ben was also the head coach for the victory in 2007 over Tunisia, as well as the match against France Amateurs and Irish Clubs. Ben then got his big break as a coach, landing himself the role of coaching the England Sevens.

Ben’s first coaching debut for England Sevens was the Wellington match in 2007. Since that first game, Ben has been titled the longest serving England Sevens coach after coaching over 300 games. Another significant event in Ben’s coaching history is being the head coach for both the 2009 Rugby World Cup and 2010 Commonwealth Games. In 2013 after many successful games Ben resigned at the England Sevens coach.

Looking for a new role of coaching, Ben secured himself the esteemed role of Fiji Sevens coach. His first victory as their coach came at the Dubai 7’s, the first time in the nation’s history. Coaching the Fiji Sevens proved to be a very successful career move for Ben. As their coach, he led them to win nine World Seven Series tournaments. Ben overtook the record of victories, beating Waisale Serevi the previous coach.

Rio 2016 Olympic Games also brought another significant achievement for Ben and his team. Playing in the Rugby Sevens competition Ben coached his team to win the gold medal, the first-ever medal for Fiji in the history of the Olympics. Due to his great success as their coach, Ben was awarded the highest order Companion of the Order of Fiji and he is currently depicted on both the 50 cent coin and the commemorative $7 banknote.

Ben is now also a provider of keynote speeches, drawing his knowledge and personal experience to inspire audiences. He covers mindful development, open communication and the power of active thinking in his though-provoking keynote speeches.

To book Ben Ryan as the rugby speaker for your corporate event, conference or function simply contact the Champions Speakers agency using the contact details below.

When at corporate events, Ben is known to cover:

  • Rugby Speaker
  • Keynote Speaker
  • Event Host
  • Mindful Development
  • Open Communication
  • Power Of Active Thinking

“Our audience was tired of hearing about tech, and Ben’s messages about leadership through telling his story were really meaningful to the audience.” – David Sjolander, COO – Hospitality Technology Next Generation

“Ben gave a brilliant speech! He got complete audience buy-in, absolutely delivering on what we were trying to convey to our business.” – Executive Sponsor, Nissan

“Absolutely loved every minute!! He is a truly inspiring person and very humble! I loved his story as did all 50 people in the room, He left everyone wanting more!! Best speaker by far”! – Jai, BP