Clive Woodward: Biography highlights

Clive Woodward’s talks open up a fascinating glimpse into the painstaking analysis, attention to detail, ruthless decision making and team building that creates success in both business and sport.

Known for:

Sports Personalities

Languages spoken:

English

Full biography of Clive Woodward

Clive Woodward’s Background

Sir Clive Woodward has had distinguished careers in both sport and business. As a player he represented England Rugby on 21 occasions and toured twice with the British Lions – he has also worked with Rank Xerox in the UK and Australia, as sales director of a leasing company within the Ford Group, and set up his own computer leasing operation. But it was when he brought business principles to bear on the way sport was being coached and played that his remarkable team building abilities were unleashed.

He became head coach of the England team in 1997 and set about revolutionising the sport by introducing business principles including the setting of long term goals and getting involved in the detail of player development. He took the team to victory in the 2003 World Cup and received a knighthood from the Queen.

After leaving rugby he became Technical Director and Director of Football at Southampton, and a UEFA qualified coach before being chosen as Director of Sport on behalf of the British Olympic Association. There he was responsible for turning athletes and sportsmen from all disciplines into Team GB. They then went on to achieve the best ever performance by a British Olympic team ever at the London 2012 games.

Sir Clive Woodward now delivers inspirational talks to a wide range of audiences and has written an autobiography about his winning ways.

Current / Past Roles & Positions

  • Director of Elite Performance at the British Olympic Association.
  • He represented England at Rugby on 21 occasions and toured twice with the British Lions.
  • Translates business principles into a winning sporting formula and vice versa

Speaking Style

Amusing, educational, informal, passionate and story-telling

 

 

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Available for:

After Dinner Engagement

Watch Clive in action

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Sir Clive Woodward Interview - Housing Technology
Sir Clive Woodward Interview - Housing Technology
07:41
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The DNA of a Champion - Sir Clive Woodward
The DNA of a Champion - Sir Clive Woodward
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What it takes to be a leader by Clive Woodward
What it takes to be a leader by Clive Woodward
05:22
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Sir Clive Woodward in conversation with Alastair Campbell at Future Talent LIVE 2018
Sir Clive Woodward in conversation with Alastair Campbell at Future Talent LIVE 2018
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