Mike Catt OBE


Mike Catt OBE is a retired rugby union player who is highly regarded as one of England’s greatest players of all time. A truly inspiring figure and total professional, Catt is recognised worldwide as a role model for young rugby union players to look up to. Playing domestically for Bath and London Irish, Catt enjoyed a highly successful, 18 year career in which he made over 300 appearances.

He was a part of England’s 2003 Rugby World Cup winning squad and then became the oldest player to ever play in a World Cup final in the 2007 tournament. Being a part of many successful squads, Catt reflects perfectly on the importance of peak performance throughout his time as a rugby speaker. Catt won many prestigious awards throughout his career, he was named the Premiership Player of the Year in 2006 after playing consistently well throughout the season.

He joined Bath in 1992 as started in their 1998 Heineken Cup final in which Bath were victorious. He played a total of 227 times for the club in a period of 12 years, scoring an astonishing 837 points. Eventually, Catt moved to London Irish in 2004 and would stay here until the end of his career in 2010. During his time with the club, Catt made 76 appearances, scoring 61 points. As a speaker and pioneer of the game, Catt often reflects on his time within English domestic rugby and touches on the highs and lows that came with it.

Catt’s international career started in 1994 and he played 75 times for England before retiring from international rugby. During this time, Catt scored 142 points and was an integral part of England’s most successful period as a country. He played in numerous major tournaments playing a vital role every time he played. Catt was awarded an MBE for his services to rugby which was then upgraded to an OBE just one year later.

Mike Catt OBE has had one of the most successful rugby careers out of any English player ever, playing at the top level for 18 years, Catt has experienced it all. He epitomises drive and determination, his hard work and dedication have seen him be extremely successful. Now spending time as a rugby speaker, Catt often discusses the importance of teamwork and maximising success.

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

  • Rugby Speaker
  • Sports Speaker
  • Peak Performance
  • Achieving Goals
  • Maximising Success
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership