Will Carling OBE

Will Carling OBE

Will Carling was Englands youngest and the worlds most successful rugby captain taking on the position at the age of 22 and steering the side to memorable back-to-back Grand Slam wins in 1991 and 1992 and 1995 and to the World Cup Final before taking his retirement in 1996.

Englands dramatic win over the touring All-Blacks in November 1993 meant that Will captained a winning team at least once against all of the worlds major rugby playing nations.

His business career has been as impressive as his playing successes. From Sedbergh School and Durham University he was commissioned as Lieutenant in the Royal Regiment of Wales before moving onto a marketing post with Mobil Oil in 1988.

In 1991 he founded and became Managing Director of a company presenting motivational seminars to Captains of Industry by Captains of Sport.

He has presented ITVs coverage of international rugby. He has also set up a sports hospitality company together with classes offering rugby coaching to children under 14.

He is a successful businessman and is always in demand on the speaking circuit.