Craig Chalmers


Craig Chalmers is a former Scottish Rugby union international player. Mainly playing for Melrose, Chalmers is also a backs coach at Esher RFC. Representing Scotland as well as the British Lions at an international level, Chalmers was capped for 60 times for Scotland. Chalmers’ preferred position was fly-half but on occasion at the centre as well as also playing as a substitute on the right wing. A hugely popular figure and personality, particularly in Scotland, it is no surprise that Craig Chalmers is also an extremely sought after rugby speaker and host for a range of events across the UK.

Chalmers was noted for his tactical kicking, as well as game management. Chalmers was also recognised for being a solid tackler – something that fly-halves were not noted for in the amateur days of rugby. Chalmers finished his playing career in March of 2005 as captain and player-coach with Melrose. This was also where his club career began. Throughout his career, Chalmers also played for Worcester Warriors, Harlequins and The Pertemps Bees.

Remembered within Scotland for the country’s grand slam against England, Chalmers secured three penalties against the fierce rivals. In total, Chalmers started every game for Scotland’s campaign, contributing thirty-three points overall. Making sixty appearances for his country, Chalmers also played in one test for the British & Irish Lions, against Australia in Sydney in July of 1989.

A brilliant motivational speaker, Craig Chalmers is definitely not short of experience. Through an extensive career of success and failure, Chalmers has dedicated his life to Rugby. Through pure commitment and sheer determination, Chalmers is a memorable and still respected former player. With a plethora of personal anecdotes and life experiences to share, Craig is the perfect addition to your corporate event or function.  Able to light up a room with his passion and devotion to rugby, he is sure to inspire your audiences and to motivate them to follow in his footsteps.

To book Craig Chalmers 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, Craig is known to cover the following topics:

  • Rugby Speaker
  • Decision-Making Under Pressure
  • Creating a Winning Mentality
  • Peak Performance
  • Sports Speaker
  • Performing Under Pressure

“Just to say we had a great event on Friday and Craig Chalmers was excellent. I would happily recommend him as a guest speaker and many thanks for organising this for us.” – Jeff Managing Director

“Craig was excellent – one of the best elements of the show!” – Off the Ball