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Martin Bayfield

Former British Lions & England International Rugby Player

Martin Bayfield was one of the tallest players in rugby, a gift he used to full advantage as one of England's most potent forwards. On the field Martin enjoyed a successful international career, winning 31 England caps and two Grand Slams as well as being selected to represent the British Lions in New Zealand. He is a popular after-dinner speaker and since retirement has moved into broadcasting, commentating for the BBC, hosting Channel Five's NFL coverage and The World's Strongest Man and most recently covering the Rugby World Cup 2011 for ITV.

"Surprisingly rugby and acting is very similar in some aspects"

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In detail

In addition, Martin has appeared on BBC's Radio 5 Live as a Rugby Correspondent. Most recently Martin has also broadened his horizons to include acting and he has been involved in the production of the Harry Potter films, an opportunity that came about following a speaking engagement. Martin also played Rugby Player 2 in an episode of New Tricks on BBC1. He is actively involved with charity and is an Honorary President of Wooden Spoon - the rugby charity that supports disadvantaged children and young people. Martin is an exceptionally funny after dinner speaker and an excellent motivator.

What he offers you

Martin Bayfield, the 6ft 10 lock - one of the tallest rugby players in the history of the game, is widely admired for his determination, motivation and true ability which he has dedicated to international rugby. He is an extremely entertaining former Rugby Football Player of the Year with an abundance of rugby-related anecdotes. He might also recount tales from his early days as a police protection officer, like the time he fell asleep while guarding Ian Paisley.

How he presents

Martin is an immensely funny and quick witted speaker whose abilities also include MC-ing and motivational speaking. He is both entertaining and insightful and through his presentations he is able to show corporations the importance of strong leadership and teamwork.


He presents in English.

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  • After Dinner
  • Teamwork
  • Motivation
  • Leadership
  • Host

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