Doddie Weir


A respected and sought-after rugby speaker Doddie Weir, is a former international rugby player who now offers his services across a multitude after dinner speaker events and occasions. Prolific during his time with Newcastle Falcons, Weir went on to achieve over 60 International caps for Scotland.

His first appearance playing for Scotland was in the 1990 game against Argentina, being a recognisable figure throughout the game.  In 1997 Doddie was given the honour of being the first reciever of the Famnous Grouse Scotland Player of the Five Nations award. His final appearance was during the Six Nations Championship match, where he played against France in 2000.

Retiring from professional rugby in 2005, Weir is instantly recognisable as a friendly giant. Part of the 1997 British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa when the Lions were successful, it was the first tour since the end of the apartheid as well as being the first tour since rugby union turned professional; this signaled a new beginning within the sport, and helped increase the reputation of Doddie Weir. After retiring from rugby David went to go and work for the family business where he was promoted to the position of commercial director. David also occasionally appears on the BBC, taking part in half-time analysis during Scotland rugby matches.

In 2017 Doddie was diagnosed with motor neurone disease and so he set up his own charity to raise awareness. Appearing on the One Show he claimed that the chairty had raised an amazing £1 million for the disease. Due to all of Doddie’s hard work he was awarded Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2019 New Years Honours.

Expressive as an after dinner speaker and rugby speaker, he is available for a whole host of roles at events. Delivering product endorsements, personal appearances and hosting at events as a sports speaker, he is a popular addition to all events. Equally delving into the world of commentary and punditry, as well as charity work, he is a multi-talented phenomenon who is widely accepted across a multitude of occasions.

An acquired ability to engage those in attendance, Doddie Weir is instantly recognisable as a rugby speaker to fans of the sport worldwide. An exceptional playing career, supplemented by his after dinner speaker duties, he is the ideal addition.

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

When he’s at corporate events, Doddie is known to cover the following topics:

  • Rugby Speaker
  • Sports Speaker
  • Peak Performance Speaker
  • Teamwork Speaker

“I’m pleased to say that Doddie was a great success and went down very well with our crowd. He kindly auctioned a last minute prize donation for us (a rugby ball and shirt signed by the Scotland rugby team) which resulted in even more money being raised for the charity which was great!” Agi, Council of Mortgage Lenders