Kyran Bracken: Biography highlights

Kyran Bracken is a man of many talents. Rugby World Cup winner, ITV ‘Dancing on Ice’ champion, media pundit, event host & incredible public speaker.

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Kyran Bracken’s background

Born in Ireland, Kyran could have worn the green of the Emerald Isle, but as a baby moved to Liverpool and went on to win the Rugby World Cup with the English rose on his chest in 2003. On the pitch, Kyran could pass accurately off both hands, was a strong defender, kicked well and always posed an attacking threat with great speed from a standing start. Kyran made his England debut against the All Blacks in 1993. Throughout his career, he fiercely contested the scrum half jersey with Matt Dawson, and then Austin Healey. However, during this highly competitive period for English quality international number nines and over a 10 year period, Kyran won 51 caps. His final England appearance came in the ’03 World Cup against France.

Qualified in law from Bristol University, when the game went professional he transferred from Bristol RFC to Saracens in 1996. A highly respected and popular player for both his club and for his country, he captained England on three occasions as well as leading Saracens for two seasons. He also toured with the British & Irish Lions to South Africa in 1997. Kyran retired from the game at the close of the 2005/06 season but remains close to the game. He has previously coached at Leicester Tigers and currently is contracted to coach/mentor the scrum halves at Premiership Champions, Harlequins.

An intelligent individual and a very talented speaker, he is regularly called upon to MC events and deliver business presentations as well as entertaining after dinner talks. He is insightful, has the ability to educate, engage and entertain an audience and is always great fun to be around. Popular with the media, he appears frequently on the BBC, talkSPORT and Sky Sports TV amongst other channels, in addition to appearing on the pages of publications such as ‘Hello!’ & ‘OK!’, ‘Men’s Health’ and ‘GQ.’ In 2007 viewers of ITV’s ‘Dancing on Ice’ enjoyed Kyran’s skating prowess as did the judges. He endeared himself to the public and presented himself in a fantastic light winning the show, in addition to the ‘Champion of Champions’ edition. He was in invited back in 2014 to compete in the very last series of the show before joining Torvill & Dean on tour.

Kyran is entrepreneurial and is not afraid of taking risks. He has an impressive property portfolio that spans North London, Jersey, Ireland, and South Africa and he now owns and runs a touring ice skating show. Along with his brother, he also runs a timber frame house business. Kyran lives in North London with his wife Victoria and their three boys.



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Kyran was absolutely brilliant and I would certainly highly recommend him for any events I would love to have him back at our dinner over the next few years too!'

Newsquest Specialist Media

'Kyran is a fantastic speaker - we booked him for this event as we had previously used him for an event in 2010. Although our audience size was a lot smaller than we had originally thought, Kyran did a fantastic job of speaking to a much smaller group, keeping everyone engaged and making everyone laugh. Kyran does a really good job of talking about his own experiences and informing the audience how they can apply the same thinking to their own career - even if that career is completely different from his own. I would definitely book Kyran for another event!'

Broughton Park FC

'We were very impressed with his address and he gauged the tempo and style to get the best response from the audience to perfection.

Event Exchange ltd

'Very professional, entertaining and charming.'

Network Rail

'Kyran was a most personable and entertaining speaker who involved himself fully in the day. We have had nothing but positive and complimentary feedback from our event attendees.'

MBN Promotions

'Kyran delivered just what we wanted. He put the panel at ease and probed them well to dig out the stories that our guests wanted to hear. He was professional and entertaining. A nice guy and easy to work with.'


'He really engaged with the audience and they loved how he related his experience to the world of Project Management. Kyran had everyone's full attention in the room and there was no distracting them (rugby fan or not).'

Bradford and Keighley Catholic Schools

'Kyran was friendly, easy to get on with, relaxed and entertaining. He was adaptable and willing to spend time signing autographs after the main speech and prize-giving. His presentation was appropriate for our audience of teachers.'

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