Martin Corry MBE


Martin Corry is an English rugby legend whose amazing sporting talent has given him a string of career achievements.  Ending his career in his tenth season with Leicester Tigers, Martin captained the team in multiple grand finals, winning both the Premiership and the EDF Energy Cup – marking the first double of Rugby’s professional era. A pre-eminent sports speaker, Martin is a highly sought after personality on the after dinner speaker circuit.

Following his remarkable season with his third Rugby World Cup, captaining the team for their crucial pool games, resulting in qualification for the knockout stages. Martin and his England colleagues beat Australia in the quarter finals and France in the semi-finals however their dream ended with England’s defeat to South Africa in the final of the international competition.

After making his Tigers debut in August 1997, Martin has enjoyed a decorated career, winning six Premierships, two European Cups and an Anglo-Welsh Cup.

With 64 caps for England, professional rugby player Martin was a core member of the English World Cup winning squad in 2003 and a runner up four years later in South Africa. His renowned skill and leadership qualities have also seen him selected to tour twice in New Zealand and Australia with the British Lions.

Martin Corry’s extensive career is represented by the multiple awards he has received. Martin was recognised as the Premiership and Professional Rugby Players Association Player of the Season awards of 2004/05, however was beaten by team mate Castro Giovanni for the same award two years later.

An extremely consistent player in the English game, Martin was awarded an MBE in the 2004 New Years Honours for his services to Rugby. Martin is a very worthy addition to events and conferences, as an after dinner and keynote rugby speaker, Martin has become a sought after personality, interacting with audiences as an after dinner speaker with competitive spirit, charisma and passion for success.

He is a truly motivational rugby speaker and his sporting background allows him to provide highly effective performance coaching.

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

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

  • Rugby Speaker
  • Sports Speaker
  • Peak Performance
  • Leadership
  • Maximising Success

“Thank you…absolutety right on the nail…great stories, brilliant with the young people and with the audience     I was tied up and he had to leave before I could say thank you…” – Roger Fennimore, Sports Aid

“Martin was fantastic, he was very personable and also very engaging with the audience. He made sure he fully understood the event and about Hope House charity. His stories about his experiences with the English Rugby team were both inspiring and also very amusing. I can see how Martin would be ideally suited to any other potential company or sporting event by his inspiring stories about his experiences playing for and captaining England. I would like to again thank Martin on behalf of everyone involved with the Hope House Charity Shoot.” – Mark Bowker