Kenny Logan

Former Scottish Union Rugby Player

Logan was born on 3 April 1972 in Stirling, Scotland. As a schoolboy, Logan had football trials as a goalkeeper for Dundee United and Hearts. He left school at sixteen and began his rugby career with his hometown club Stirling County, making his senior debut at 17. Logan played for the amateur provincial side Glasgow District. In 1996 the professional era began and the side became Glasgow Rugby. He played for the newly professional team in the three matches of the 1996–97 Scottish Inter-District Championship as well as two matches in that season’s European Challenge Cup, the European Conference.

In 1997, he joined Wasps for his first season in English rugby. Logan was with Wasps for seven seasons. In 2004, he re-signed for Glasgow before joining London Scottish after a season. He retired from playing in 2005. Logan played for Scotland A. Logan made his Scotland debut in 1992 against Australia at the age of 19. He was in and out of the side before cementing a position in the starting XV at the 1994 Five Nations Championship. He played in the 2003 World Cup. He won 70 caps over a 13 year period, scoring twenty tries in the process. He retired from international rugby union after the 2003 World Cup.

Logan was diagnosed with dyslexia as a child and found solace in playing sports. He attended Wallace High School but left without sitting for his final exams. Logan dated newsreader Kirsty Young and moved to London before the couple separated in 1999 after three years. In July 2001 he married television presenter Gabby Yorath. The couple live in Kew, south west London.

Logan and his wife took part in the fifth series of the BBC celebrity dancing programme Strictly Come Dancing. Kenny was partnered with Ola and Gabby was partnered with James Jordan. Logan ended in 5th place. Gabby finished in 12th place. Kenny and his wife are past presidents of the children’s charity Sparks. In 2009, Logan and Sparks joined forces to organise an annual mass-participation event entitled Logan’s Challenge. In August 2014, Logan was one of 200 public figures who were signatories to a letter to The Guardian opposing Scottish independence in the run-up to September’s referendum on that issue.

To book Kenny Logan 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

When at corporate events, Kenny is known to cover the following topics:

  • Drive & Determination
  • Peak Performance
  • Leadership & Teamwork
  • European Cup
  • Rugby & Sports

See what people had to say about Kenny, when he appeared at their corporate events:

“I wanted to say how excellent Kenny was yesterday. He answered all the questions with honesty and humour and really engaged the audience. It was one of the best guest spots we’ve ever had at our conference.” – Tim Taylor, Lloyds Banking Group