Martin Corry MBE
Martin Corry is an English rugby legend whose career achievements speaker volumes for his talent!
Martin Ended his 10th season as a Leicester Tigers player by captaining the team in three grand finals and lifting the Guinness Premiership and EDF Energy Cup at the first Double of the games professional era.
Martin Corry followed that remarkable season by going to his third Rugby World Cup with England and led the team as captain in the crucial pool games which resulted in qualification for the knockout stages. After being written off by everyone, Martin and his England colleagues beat Australia in the 1/4 finals and France in the semi-finals. The dream was finally ended when England narrowly lost to South Africa in the final.
Since making his Tigers debut in August 1997, Martin has won five Premiership titles, a Premiership Championship, two Heineken European Cups and an Anglo-Welsh Cup after earlier spells with Bristol and Newcastle Gosforth.
Martin Corry has won 64 caps for England, including being a member of the World Cup-winning squad in 2003, Runner-up in 2007 World Cup and has toured Australia and New Zealand with the British and Irish Lions.
Those two Lions tours earned Martin six Test caps and was a remarkable achievement in two three-Test series, especially considering he was only called up to the 2001 tour as a late replacement shortly before the first match against the Wallabies.
Supporters Player of the Season at Leicester in 1999/2000, Corry also picked up the Premiership and Professional Rugby Players Association Player of the Season awards in 2004/05. Martin was short-listed for the Guinness Premiership Player of the Year prize again in 2006/07 when the trophy was won by club-mate Castro Giovanni.
Awarded an MBE in the 2004 New Years Honours, Martin Corry is widely regarded as one of the most consistent players in the English game and definitely a man to have on your side when the going gets tough.
AFTER DINNER SPEAKING
Ideal for any event, Martin's unique after dinner speaking style makes him appeal to both young and older audiences alike. With a fun and entertaining take on his life as one of the most successful rugby players England has seen, he is certain to make your evening a roaring success. His expert delivery and ability to explain the various challenges he faced as an England and British and Irish Lions Captain to any guests, make him a fascinating asset to the after dinner circuit, Martin truly is a man with an impressive and interesting story to tell.
Martin's enthusiastic and humorous speeches, mixed with question and answer sessions provide an opportunity to listen to the life of a World Cup winner as well as gain behind the scenes knowledge from a former international captain.
Due to Martin's extensive experience as a motivational speaker he is adept at transforming any topic or theme and delivering it in the best possible manner, ensuring that your corporate messages are communicated in a concise and correct manner. Drawing on over 12 years of experience within international and domestic rugby, including the highs and lows of winning and losing a rugby World Cup final, Martin is ideally placed to deliver thought provoking and in depth motivational speeches.
The determination and sheer resilience needed to cope in those high pressured situations makes Martin the perfect motivational speaker for any company looking to inspire their workforce.
As one of the UK's most successful rugby players, Martin has given motivational talks to leading UK companies including financial services firm JP Morgan, where he led a stimulating session designed to motivate and inspire newly appointed graduates. As a former team captain he is used to inspiring a winning attitude amongst any audience.