Sarah Hunter MBE

England Rugby Captain & World Cup Winner

2014 Rugby World Cup winner Sarah Hunter is a stalwart of English Rugby. Recognised for her Services to Rugby with a MBE in 2014, she has become a leading inspirational role model for the women’s and girls’ game. The 32-year-old England Captain has amassed over 90 caps playing for her country and has had the honour of leading the team on a number of occasions, most recently at the 2017 Rugby World Cup in Ireland. With Sarah at the helm, England booked their place in the World Cup final where they played a phenomenal New Zealand side.

Disappointingly, England came up just short, losing 32-41, but with the game watched by over 2.6million people on primetime TV, Sarah’s team certainly inspired a new generation of women’s and girls to play rugby that day. Sarah took over the England captaincy reins full time in 2015, and during her tenure, she also led England to the RBS 6 Nations Grand Slam this year – a title England had not won in four years. In 2016, Sarah was also named England’s Player of the Year by the Rugby Players’ Association and World Rugby’s Player of the Year.

Sarah began playing rugby league as a nine-year-old but switched to Union in her teens. She is now the face of the Rugby Football Union’s All Schools Programme, and alongside the likes of Patron HRH Prince Harry, encourages children from state schools to give rugby a try. Sarah is an excellent speaker and is well versed in delivering to a vast array of audiences, on subjects as diverse as leadership, understanding pressure, the psychology of winning, working in a male-dominated environment and challenging perceptions.

To book Sarah Hunter 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, Sarah is known to cover the following topics:

  • Sporting Success
  • Drive & Determination
  • Peak Performance
  • Overcoming Adversity

“I was blown away and inspired listening to the ups and downs of Sarah’s rugby career while balancing all the other aspects of her life. I have listened to a lot of motivational speakers and Sarah is the best by far, which was mirrored by the feedback I received from the graduates attending the Santander’s Graduate welcome event. The honesty of the experiences & the links to the corporate world & Banking were made very clearly & appropriately to help the guests understand that they would be facing similar journey.” – Tracey-Ann, EIC Recruitment Partner for Santander UK