Martin Corry MBE


Esteemed former rugby union player, Martin Corry MBE, is famed for being a formidable blindside flanker and lock. Whilst playing for Bristol Bears and the Leicester Tigers, he earned a reputation for being a determined and fearless player. As a speaker, Martin is an expert on leadership and maximising success, earning a whole host of positive testimonials from his previous public speaking bookings.

Educated at the University of Northumbria, Martin’s first taste of rugby was with the Tunbridge Wells minis. Continuing to rise through the ranks of the rugby union, he then joined Newcastle Gosforth and Bristol Bears. In 1997, Martin started playing for the Leicester Tigers, quickly becoming one of their key players. Upon the retirement of the former Captain, Martin stepped up to the role in 2005, leading them to win the Premiership three times. Martin’s presentations as a sports speaker reflect upon this period of his life, presenting his journey to elite sport. Throughout, he touches upon such personal skills as teamwork, which he developed as a young player.

Over the course of his career, Martin earned an impressive number of points and appearances. Peaking in his senior career, he made 311 appearances with Bristol Bears and Leicester Tigers, as well as 155 points. Whilst playing with national teams – The England National Rugby Union Team from 1997 to 2007, the British & Irish Lions from 2001 to 2005 and the Barbarians from 1998 to 2009 – he made 76 appearances and 35 points, prior to his retirement. Martin’s experience of high-level sport has shaped him as a sports speaker. An expert in leadership, his ability to guide teams to success makes him an ideal public speaker for business events and workshops, where he offers strategies to employee cohesion.

As a motivational speaker, Martin frequently shares methods of maintaining team motivation, a key aspect of every office. Applicable to both productivity and mental focus, he is a charismatic and witty speaker. Testimonials of the former rugby player state that he was “very personable and also very engaging with the audience”, as he shares his “inspiring stories about his experiences playing for and captaining England”.

To book Martin Corry as the rugby speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency using the contact details below:

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

Below is an interview with Martin Corry on his rugby career: