Ben Woods

Bt Sports Pundit & World Cup Winner

British rugby speaker and retired player Ben Woods had a brief career playing for both the Newcastle Falcons and the Leicester Tigers; forced into retirement due to a wrist injury Woods left professional rugby in 2012 and has since worked as a dedicated rugby speaker.

Beginning his career whilst at university in Durham Woods played in the flanker position and, upon graduating to the professional league, Ben Woods began playing for the Falcons in 2003. Despite an eighteen month hiatus due to a badly broken leg Woods, quickly made his mark on the Falcons first team and his work as a sports speaker recalls fondly his experience at Newcastle both on and off the pitch.

Woods left Newcastle in 2008 and moved to the Leicester Tigers where he once again quickly became popular with fans and successful amongst his team mates; Woods was made captain of the Tigers in 2011 and helped to lead the team to victory at the LV Cup against Harlequins. Though forced into retirement early Woods continues to affiliate himself the Leicester club by appearing as a rugby speaker at club events.

The highlight of Woods career remains the time he spent playing for England, most notably for the 2006 and 2007 Churchill Cup; Ben Woods often works as a sports speaker for the England Saxons and has appeared at a number of high profile club events.

To book Ben Wood as the rugby 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 he’s at corporate events, Ben is known to cover the following topics:

  • Rugby Speaker
  • Peak Performance
  • Performing Under Pressure
  • Resilience
  • Marginal Gains