Bobby Skinstad

South African Rugby Player

Zimbabwean-born rugby speaker and international sportsman, Bobby Skinstad played professional rugby for ten years and is best known for his flanker for the South African national team. Taking semi-retirement in 2007, Bobby Skinstad now works as a dedicated sports speaker and commentator, appearing at after dinner speaker events across Britain. During his professional career, Skinstad represented his national side more than forty times, taking part in the 2009 Rugby World Cup and acting as the Springbok’s team captain from 2003.

As well as working as a rugby speaker and player on a national level Bobby Skinstad also played for a number of South African domestic teams, including Cape Town’s Western Province and The Johannesburg Golden Lions. During his tenure at these clubs, Skinstad took part in both The Currie Cup and the Super 12 tournaments.

As well as this Bobby Skinstad also briefly played for the Welsh side the Newport Gwent Dragons, where played just 9 games; though he was now settled in the UK Skinstad continued to work as a rugby speaker in his home nation, returning to take part in games following his move to Britain in 2004.

In his work as an after dinner speaker Skinstad discusses the importance of dedication and ambition in sportsmanship, his experience as captain for both Western Province and the Golden Lions, not to mention the national side, demonstrating his own dedication to the sport. Outside of his work as a rugby player and sports speaker Bobby Skinstad has dabbled in sports investment, he briefly took part in a group attempting to take over an English club in London with businessmen Johann Rupert and Wayne Huizenga.

Skinstad has also worked as a fundraiser and after dinner speaker for a number of charitable organizations including taking part in 2005’s Dubai 7’s for Stefan BHF to raise money for The British Heart Foundation in memory of former England coach Stefan Czerpak, who died of a heart attack in 1998. As part of a joint venture with the Saatchi &~ Saatchi advertising conglomerate Bobby Skinstad has also opened his own sports management company, Esportif, which runs out of the groups London headquarters.

To book Bobby Skinstad as the rugby speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.