Will Greenwood MBE

Will Greenwood MBE

England Rugby Hero

Synopsis

Starting out as a city trader, Will became one of England’s most successful rugby players. In his presentation he shows how the World Cup-winning team went from seventh to top place driven by self-belief and clear leadership. Will describes how under-performing players were encouraged, not blamed; how everyone needs to be heard; and how at club level, relegation made him more determined than ever.

Biography

One of England’s greatest ever rugby players, Will Greenwood was an integral member of the team that won the World Cup in Australia. In the matches that led up to that famous victory, he was one of the most consistent performers, scoring five tries along the way.

In a professional career spanning 9 years, Will earned 55 caps and scored 30 tries, a tally second only to Rory Underwood. His ability as a midfield creator is beyond question. Will played in the Lions tours of South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, and scored a hat-trick against Wales in the Six Nations Championship. He also happens to be one of sport’s most likeable, intelligent and witty characters.

An economics graduate, Will originally worked in the City on the trading floor at HSBC. In his Good To Great presentation, he combines his business nous with his sportsman’s will to win. He shows how the England side went from seventh to top place driven by self-belief, trust and clear leadership; how under-performing players were encouraged, not blamed; and how at club level, relegation made him more determined than ever.

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