David Duckham MBE


Former British rugby union player David Duckham MBE is the Honorary President of the rugby charity Wooden Spoon which aims to improve the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in the UK and is remembered for his speed and agility on the pitch. Playing almost forty games for England during his professional career Duckham now works as a rugby speaker across the UK, regularly appearing at England rugby union after dinner speaker events.

Though Duckham’s career took place at a time when the England team were, by and large, failing against many of their international opponents (notably their nearest rivals, Wales) Duckham was still commended for his work as both a rugby speaker and player when he was awarded an MBE after his retirement in 1975.

Arguably the highlight of David Duckham MBE’s career was his presence on the 1971 British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand where he scored an impressive 11 tries in 16 games. Nurtured by coach and fellow sports speaker Carwyn James Duckham developed an aggressive and ultimately successful attacking freedom that was lacking elsewhere in the team.

Duckham has spent the last twenty years working as a sports speaker appearing at both British Lions and charity after dinner speaker events. A respected and eloquent rugby speaker David Duckham MBE inspired many of today’s best rugby union players and continues to work closely with the British youth team.

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